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What books/series most inspired your own writing and how?

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by A Pineapple, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. TWErvin2

    TWErvin2 Auror

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    Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber series

    Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos series

    Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

    The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson

    Elric and Hawkmoon books by Michael Moorcock

    Book of Swords series by Fred Saberhagen

    Many of the books (Scandinavian type Fantasy) by Elizabeth Boyer
     
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  2. Miles Lacey

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    My biggest influences were the Elder Scrolls series (Oblivion and Skyrim) because of the epic open-world worldbuilding, The Legend of Korra because it showed me a fantasy that was not set in a pre-Industrial world and the random selection of fantasy novels (now in storage) that a friend got for me that showed me the best and worst that fantasy could offer. The Talisman by Stephen King and an author whose name I forget totally blew my mind as a teenager. I also cite How To Train Your Dragon as an influence because I loved the simplicity of the writing style and the illustrations.
     
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