Today I am going to be talking about the books that have inspired me to write. Although you probably guessed that from the title, right?
Whenever I talk about being inspired by the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling I’m met with the infamous eye roll. It astounds me as to why this is. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards and sold over 400 million copies. Not only that but the Harry Potter Series has become the best selling series in history.
I have to admit, Harry Potter wasn’t the sole reason I began writing but over time I have found myself becoming more inspired by her over the years from the book and film releases. I also really admire her for personal reasons and the triumphs she overcame to get where she is today.
I share some similarities with Harry. He found himself without parents and had to live with two people that didn’t have his best interests at heart. Harry did have people thinking of his interests in the shape of Dumbledore who was like a father to him, his Godfather, Sirius and gamekeeper, Hagrid.
‘J.K Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now those books will live forever.’ Stephen King said it perfectly. She was Harry without parents, she was Hermoine, the girl who loved books and Ron, not the wealthiest in money but in love he was wealthy by the bucket load.
And the biggest thing I admire her for is her imagination. Thinking up such a legendary game as Quidditch from an argument she had about football has to be the most brilliant thing yet.
Other books that have inspired me to write are The Girl With All The Gifts as seen below. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984 by George Orwell which I have been told on the odd occasion is similar to Pandora’s Kiss but I take that as gospel and not the written word.
Who has inspired you to be the writer you are today?