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Which Story (for authors) Inspired you to write?

Crumbly Writer

This is directed at authors, but as we discuss various stories, I'm curious which story/story type/genre, caused you to get off your ass an actually try writing? Was it a specific story (i.e. did you try to write a better story than someone else's), or was a genre you thought was tired and overdone, in need of an overhaul?

tppm

@Crumbly Writer

Conan the Barbarian, though I wouldn't show any of those I wrote to anyone else.

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@Crumbly Writer

"The Humiliation of Jane" that I read on ASSTR.

That's why all my early stories were humiliation, control, and non-consent stories.

The original story was begun by Anonymous and then several people wrote more chapters. In my opinion, those others ruined it so years later I edited the part the original author wrote and rewrote the rest. And then posted that version on my old story site.

Crumbly Writer

@tppm

Conan the Barbarian, though I wouldn't show any of those I wrote to anyone else.

Ha-ha. As a young pre-teen, I wrote several versions of Conan stories, but never showed them to anyone. It's nice to know I wasn't the only one.

Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

This is directed at authors, but as we discuss various stories, I'm curious which story/story type/genre, caused you to get off your ass an actually try writing?


For me, it wasn't a published story, not even one published on line at SOL or any other site.

I had a fantasy in my head that I wanted to flesh out. I always had trouble writing anything, but I found someone on-line that did commission writing of erotic stories at a reasonable rate.

That author was someone in a position where their work on erotic stories could cost them their job if it became publicly known.

After just a few chapters, their pseudonym was compromised and they had to drop off. If they ever did establish a new pseudonym they never re-contacted me.

I'd had a taste, but it wasn't enough. That pushed me into trying to do it myself.

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Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

For me, it wasn't a published story, not even one published on line at SOL or any other site.

In my case, it wasn't a single story as a style of writing. I've never been a fan of modern writing styles. I prefer the older books, pre: 1960s. I wanted complex tales, based on researched details, that draw you in and take time to process, considering the ideas inherent in the story. Once I started writing, I didn't have problems with story ideas, but I've eventually given up on my original writing style. I still prefer that type of story, but it's harder talking anyone else into reading them.

demonmaster62

@Crumbly Writer

In my case it was creative writing class in HS. I thought mine was crap, but ended up being held up as something others should aspire to. (Try that shit in this "everybody gets a trophy" bullshit era we live in now!) I got serious about it when I "discovered" Stephen King.

As to the sex stories, many sticky issues of the forum section in Penthouse, was an ispiration in MANY ways!

The Slim Rhino

Don Lockwood's "Dance Of A Lifetime". Inspired me to write a story for which I'm into Book III by now. I might post it here one day, but then I've already posted so many Star Trek material, I'm hogging the whole universe ;)

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