What book or piece of literature motivated you to write?

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  1. tobusiness profile image86
    tobusinessposted 5 years ago

    What book or piece of literature motivated you to write?

    I read "Tess of the D'urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy, in my teens, and for the first time I was able to escape into another place and time. So began my love for the written words.


  2. billybuc profile image86
    billybucposted 5 years ago

    This will take all of tens seconds:  To Kill A Mockingbird.


    Have a great day, Jo!

    1. tobusiness profile image86
      tobusinessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I knew that!! smile)

    2. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hard to narrow done, but I am with Bill on this one!   Hugs from southern USA.

  3. Benjimester profile image93
    Benjimesterposted 5 years ago

    Henry David Thoreau's "Walden".  Read it while I was in Southeast Asia.  Really changed my focus.

  4. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    I can't remember which one specifically. Scott O'Dell's novels always helped me feel welcome. The Ink collection, Poe, etc. In high school is where I actually tried writing. Now a few of those novels need to be rewritten, but they might have a chance.

  5. Iammattdoran profile image88
    Iammattdoranposted 5 years ago

    Jack Kerouacs On The Road motivated / inspired me to both travel and write about it.  The style of Hunter S. Thompson also inspires me to write

  6. getitrite profile image77
    getitriteposted 5 years ago

    Anything by Jackie Collins.  Of course she writes trash, but it's simple and straight forward.  I learned how to finish writing my novel after reading from her novels.

    1. tobusiness profile image86
      tobusinessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jackie is one of Britain's finest, she certainly knows how to get the pulse pumping...great choice! smile

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    hiba naeemposted 5 years ago

    The god of small things by Arundhati Roy.Call it an Asian rip off of to kill a mocking bird as much as you like but the story is stark and painful.I guess it hit a nerve for me.That and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot left me with an ache and yearning to make my thoughts heard since it made me contemplate...for a really long time.


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