Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Movies From Your Past…Do They Inspire You Now?

As far back as I can remember, I have been obsessed with stories. Sure, when I was little, the normal desire to watch my favorite TV shows over and over was there, but I never knew that passion I felt for a story back then would help mold me into a writer. Here are just a few stories that influenced me early on:

The Parent Trap (The original—not the Lohan version): This movie nurtured my mischievous side.

Gidget Movies: This one nudged along my hopeless romantic side.

The Labyrinth: Fed my need for fantasy.

Dazed and Confused: Opened my eyes to teenage snark.

Now that I’ve shared some of my past movie loves with you, I want to hear from you. What movies are seared in your brain—ones you always revert back to when you need a little inspiration?

Happy Writing!

Original post published on Old People Writing for Teens by GotYA contributor Annie McElfresh. To vioew original post and reader comments, please click here.

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