I'm not expecting to make a bunch of money or anything, the 1st book about the pill addictions I want to be a warning to the masses and especially the young about those dangerous drugs. The fantasy series, well, I've always wanted to create my own universe.
My reading level has always been a bit high for my age. In 5th grade I read the Hobbit for the first time, while most kids were still on Goosebumps ?I'd finish one of those in a day or 2). By 7th grade I read pretty much EVERYTHING having to do with LOTR (children of hurin, silmarillion, lost tales etc) moved on to Eragon (which I thought was childish from the start), then Dune, then HP Lovecraft, then 1421 The Year China discovered America, got on the ASOIAF train in high school etc. Read plenty of random books in between but those are the ones that have influenced me the most. Figured that info might be helpful to the objective of the thread.
Oh and Harry Potter series can be added to that list, although its not a series that overtly influenced me like LOTR, the effect it had on society did (religious zealots burning the books in particular)
Edited by Ulthosian Stark, 27 July 2014 - 08:25 PM.