Everyone has their own opinion on which authors has inspired them the most, even if they are not writers. I know before I actually started to collect and write my own mmaterial I had read some authors words that just either blew my mind and left me at awe or angered me so much that I wanted to speak about the words and I share them with others because they had touched my life in some way or another.
Here is one author that has touched my heart or inspired me in some way or another:
The first author I can truly say that really reached me was S.E.Hinton. I actually saw the movie before I read the book, “The Outsiders.”
I went to my local showhouse with my cousin and saw the movie when I was 11 and of course I fell in love with Patrick Swayze too. After viewing the movie, I checked with my town library and found the book, Yay!!
As I read Hinton’s words I found myself so captured into her storyline and the way she wrote her characters, Sodapop, Ponyboy, Dallas, Johnny, Two-bit, Steve, and Darrel made them feel to me as if they were real people I knew.
Hinton drew her audience in by building such a simple but strong plot about the troubled life of young kids growing up on the wrong side of the track and how the family problems they faced such as abuse, death, alcohol and drug problem brought them closer in the end.
One inspiring note from reading Hinton’s books:
She made me want to write like her, but for one I write mainly poetry and she also opened that door of poetry by including poetry into her work. Two, her magic is her own that is what makes her such an inspiration and great author.
Favorite part of the book:
Ponyboy and Johnny are hiding out in the old abadoned church; after Johnny kills the Socs, Bob in the park. Ponyboy wakes up early one morning, while he is standing at the fence line Johnny walks up and Ponyboy starts to recite a poem by Robert Frost
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaft’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then left subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Stay tuned for next week’s author!!!