Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inspirational Short List

Today’s Road Trip Wednesday question from YA Highway: Who in your life has most inspired your writing?

Inspired me to write: Various teachers throughout the years, whom I have already mentioned in a previous blog post.
Inspired what I write: All the good, moving books out there, but Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books have had the largest influence on my WIPs. Books by Megan Whalen Turner, Suzanne Collins and Kristin Cashore also are important.
Inspired me to believe I could be a writer: My mom, my auntie, my best friend Heather, my Hamilton College creative writing critique group, my boyfriend.

Thanks, everyone!


  1. Tamora Pierce is a good choice!

  2. Short and sweet. Some things just can't be detailed. Sounds like you have a rich support network!

  3. @AKG: I definitely do. I'm very lucky!

  4. Oh, and P.S. to my post: the movie Ever After also has had a huge influence on my writing. If you haven't seen it-check it out!