One of my all-time favourite books is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book is a perfect blend of creative writing and great imagination. I love that the language was straight-forward and simple so the book could easily be read by younger kids as well. All in all, it’s a book that any age group can enjoy and it’s a fairly quick read, which helps in our fast-paced society. But most of all I think that The Hobbit will amaze you, inspire you, make you laugh and make you sit on the edge of your seat.
And that’s what I believe all excellent creative writing does– is evoke emotions and reactions out of you, and teach you things not just about writing but about life.
So I’d like to share my favourite reads with you and encourage you to share your favourite books that have inspired and encouraged you in writing. My bookshelf must be filled– so do you have any ideas?