Tag: the writers who have changed you
I thought this was such a cool and interesting idea and asked her if this could be a tag! It’s a great way to get to know each other through our love of books, make sure to do this tag for yourself so that we can see how different authors have changed us.
Vivi has written most eloquently what this tag is about:
Everyone has those authors whose books they turn to when times get rough. Everyone has those authors who changed the way they saw writing forever. Everyone has those authors who they just can’t seem to part with. Everyone has those authors who have inspired them in so many ways they can’t even describe.
So here are my top five authors that have changed me and created me to who I am today.
Lemony Snicket. The mysterious and sorrowful Lemony Snicket with his miserable books and clever characters. He really has encapsulated a world in his writings of the Baudelaire children. Rereading this while taking 1/2 literature makes me release just how astonishing his books are. He creates grim gothic worlds, but also includes many ways to educate the readers, including with words as his common phrase “a word which here means.” Lemony Snicket has definitely turned me into a literature fanatic
Maggie Steifvater. I first read The Wolves of Mercy Falls series when I was 12, just before starting high school, and it was the perfect time to read it. Most people my age back then were going nuts over Twilight or The Hunger Games, but I was crazy about werewolves and one of my favourite characters ever written: Cole. Looking back, this series isn’t the most brilliant, and quite sappy, but it will forever hold a place in my heart. Even by smelling my copies it takes me back to when I first read them all those years ago.
Lauren Child. I never read the Clarence Bean series, but I did read Ruby Redfort and adore it to his day. I still think this series would make an epic comic/movie/tv show and hopefully one day I can make it (yes me, I want to do it so nobody else can stuff it up.) I adore her writing, it’s just so epic and fast and fun.
Eion Colfer. Is anyone still excited for the Artemis Fowl movie? No? Am I the only one left in this fandom? Yes? Oh well. I had a crush on Artemis when I was nine and to this day will read any book Eion Colfer puts out. He is definitely my auto-buy. His Artemis Fowl series is so developed and possibly the coolest book I’ve ever read. I mean just look at Holy Short! Need I say more?
J.K Rowling. She has crafted my ability to not only write stories, but the Harry Potter Series taught me to finish them. After I read Harry Potter I sat down and wrote a 10,000 word story over the span of two weeks and I am still thoroughly proud of it. Although she may be quite problematic, she will always be a goddess for bringing the Harry Potter books to this world.
And that’s it! Hope you enjoyed reading, and I hope to see as many people as possible doing this tag! I wanna read them!