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Top 10 Books that Influenced Me as a Writer

These books have had the greatest influence on me as a writer.

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10. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. The first book to make me cry. It taught me about emotional resonance. ...

10. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. The first book to make me cry. It taught me about emotional resonance. ...
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9. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I read this during high school, when I was unsure of who I was and who I wan...

9. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum. I read this during high school, when I was unsure of who I was and who I wan...
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8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The reason I became a Steinbeck fan instead of a Hemingway fan. It taught me th...

8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The reason I became a Steinbeck fan instead of a Hemingway fan. It taught me th...
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7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Such a ground-breaking series. Rowling excels at world-building, bringing...

7. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Such a ground-breaking series. Rowling excels at world-building, bringing...
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6. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. Katniss is the perfect unreliable narrator. She is so guarded, you can...

6. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins. Katniss is the perfect unreliable narrator. She is so guarded, you can...
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5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy taught me that you can write about immorality without glorifying it. His boo...

5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Tolstoy taught me that you can write about immorality without glorifying it. His boo...
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4. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potock. This book gave me the courage to write the kind of writing that comes from m...

4. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potock. This book gave me the courage to write the kind of writing that comes from m...
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3. Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon. Harmon excels at character development. She writes toe-curling romance without the...

3. Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon. Harmon excels at character development. She writes toe-curling romance without the...
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2. Pretty Little Dead Girls by Mercedes M. Yardley. Although this is a brand new release, it definitely belongs on th...

2. Pretty Little Dead Girls by Mercedes M. Yardley. Although this is a brand new release, it definitely belongs on th...
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1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. To me, this book is the pinnacle of writing excellence. Narration, dialog, charact...

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. To me, this book is the pinnacle of writing excellence. Narration, dialog, charact...