Friday, March 29, 2013

#ThankAWriter Project

I recently read a post from Nathan Bransford about giving thanks to writers who have been a great influence with their books. As a writer, I know the minute words on pages became sacred to me. I remember the author who truly turned me into the voracious reader and writer that I am today.

Please join Nathan, myself and countless others to thank the writers who have been an inspiration to you as a reader or writer. Want to join in the fun online or just connect with others that have the same goals? Check out GoMighty for more details.

YAStands would LOVE to see who you're thanking, so please leave your comments and/or letters below:)

Dear Mr. Stephen King,

Before I met the likes of you in your stories, I was on a path of destruction. As a teenager, forced to move with another parent to a new school, I had no interest in school. All of that changed the day I picked up IT. Scary? Yes! Your writing was so vivid that I was able to escape into a new world. A world that was worse than mine. 

Reading became a new hobby and so began my love affair with words. I can't thank you enough for helping me out during rough times, and as an unpublished writer I thank you for being a masterful teacher of the written word.



  1. what a great thought! I'll have to do a post to an author next week.

  2. That's a fabulous letter! Stephen King was a big influence on me as well. I don't think I'd be into horror as much as I am if not for him. And you're so right about It. The book freaked me out for ages. I cannot look at a clown without thinking about it. I was scared of drains for a while, too.

    This is such a great idea. There are so many authors that have inspired me.