Inspiration or Just Some Books I’ve Read and Loved

Inspiration is difficult to pin down. At least, that’s the position I’m sticking with. So, I decided to go back in time, not literally (not a time traveler :), but I started thinking about what has inspired me to write—and my answer is writing. Now, I’m not talking about my writing. Although, I wrote my first story when I was seven years old, inspired by Charlie’s Angels, which is not listed here, thankfully. I am talking about storytelling. So, I started thinking about all of those books, plays, and films that I remember because of words written or performed. I guess that’s part of the reason I was a theatre and dance major in college—the performing arts—and worked on a master’s in journalism (well, that doesn’t count, news just news and not entertainment back in the day:).

Most of the images shown here are of books or theatrical plays that captured my imagination, immersing me in the story in such a way that the world became so real, I wanted to hang around long after I finished reading or watching the story. Now, I read most of these books more than a decade ago, if not longer. But I wonder — without spending a lot of time on this — what would your insta-top-12 list look like?

Author: Denny S. Bryce

Denny S. Bryce is an award-winning author and three-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist, including twice for WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES, her debut historical fiction novel coming on March 30, 2021. She also writes book reviews for NPR Books, entertainment articles for FROLIC Media, and debut author video interviews for A Mighty Blaze.