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Name a great poet, author or playwright who influenced you to write.


I'm assuming that most of us here are writers because we at one point in our growing up thought literature was an amazing thing. Who's your favorite poet or author or what is your favorite work?

 

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Love Chaucer! What a great class in college that was. I miss being able to read and learn like that...

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    I'm going to have to check out those writers!!! I love how so many people have been influenced so deeply by such different writers. Thank you for sharing!


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    You have such an amazing command of what influenced you! It doesn't seem to be a dim past at all!!!! But clearly, these are all great works and I love how you can call them up just off the cuff. Powerful. Going to read my "Farewell to Arms" now!


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    You are so informed and well read. You have me wanting to read all these works. I'm sure you do them justice as they sound tremendously influential. I loved The Death of Ivan Illich. I loved his title and how it represented the story.


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Wow. A writer you are; the real deal. Its funny because you don't really meet every day people who have a passion for poetry and the greats. I love "hearing" you speak of these men like they are a song for your heart. You are blessed with this!


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Isn't it amazing how much an impact a great writer can have on a child? You must have a creative mind; something I marvel at. I am going to look up those books for my daughter. These writers made such a difference! Its kinda beautiful!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Yes, I love these authors as well. Isn't it amazing how talented singular individuals can be? I love Poe. And Shakespeare, well, I loved learning all that. I will have to check out George Bernard Shaw. Thank you!


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Oh my Gosh! I totally try to remember the same thing: Hemmingway and short sentences. I am not, as well, predisposed to write like that, but I try to remind myself the same thing. But I have yet to read his works - I need to do that!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    I love your unique answer. I didn't really think about oral storytelling and the impact of pictures. Of course, both those things could be equally influential. I love the span of time of great authors. I like to think all writers are connected.


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    JK Rowling's life story really is amazing. There are such talents in this world. I have always wanted to read those books!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Poe is hauntingly awesome! I think that is very cool that you have that kind of creativity. Definitely would appeal to young audiences today! "Nevermore!" Just love his lyric rhythm.

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    You were inversely inspired! I get that. That's great. When you can write, you just can write. There is definitely a moment when you realize that it is not something everyone else can do. Magical in a way. Interesting, original and inspiring!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Sounds like a funny writer! I will check him out! Thanks for answering!!!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 2 years ago

    I agree about the reading, reading, reading. I always notice that when I read more, I write so much more fluidly as well, perhaps picking up little pearls from the authors' styles I have been submerged in. Happy New Year's!


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Oh! Your answer makes me want to go out and read, read, read. I don't want to miss any of these critical works. I wonder at the talents of the past - they make me feel so small this morning!!!!! But I love them all....


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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    I need to get to reading!!! There is so much to appreciate!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    She wrote so beautifully. A truly amazing talent.

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Yes, Poe is awesome - especially this time of year!!!!!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 2 years ago

    I'll have to look up that author! She must have written some seriously great stuff to inspire you so! Thank you for answering!

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    Amie Butchko (amiebutchko) 3 years ago

    Gosh. What a lady of impact. What a difference she made! I wish I could ever do so much for someone. That woman must have been one great teacher. How wonderful. Thank you for sharing.


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