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RobertCaudle
LynnRaymond
UWRT1101
30July2014(WritingPrompt#1Revised)
InfluentialPeopleThatShapedMyLiteraryNarrative

Itwasawarmsummerevening,andIwasfiveyearsold.Iwasgettingreadyforbedand
preparingforadailytraditioninmyhouseholdknownasbooksonbed.Booksonbedwasaactivity
mymomdidwithmyself,mybrotherandmysisterwheremymomwouldreadbookstousthatwehad
pickedoutfromthelibraryearlierintheweek.Thiswasoneofmyfavoriteactivitiesasachildbecause
itreallyopenedmyminduptoalltheideasandcreativethoughtsbookscanbringyou.Oncereadyfor
bed,Isatwithmyfamilyonmymomsbedandlistenedtothestoryandobservedthepicturesoneach
page.ThisiswhereIreallylearnedtoreadandconnectwithbooks.Irememberthatthisdailyevent
hadasignificantimpactnotonlyonmychildhood,butonmyliterarynarrative.
NotonlydidIlearnaboutreadinginmyhouseholdbutIalsolearnedaboutitthroughmy1stthrough
3rdgradeteacher,Ms.Anna.InschoolIfoundreadingtobearathereasytaskbecausemymomisa
librarian,butwritingwassomewhatdifficult.Sheencouragedmetowriteshortstorieseveryweekto
practicemywriting.Atfirstthiswasanirritatingtask,butitslowlygrewintosomethingIreallyenjoyed.
ThesestoriesweresomethingIcouldreallygetlostin.Icanevenrememberdisregardingothersubjects
toworkstrictlyonmyshortstories.Ms.Annaalsomademelovereadingevenmore.Everyweekwe
wouldsitinacircleandshewouldreadabooktoourclass.Iparticularlyremembereatingpretzelsand
listeningtoherreadthepopularchildrensbookTheLittlePrince,AnothereventthatIcanremember

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fromelementaryschoolwasgoingtothebookfaireveryyearwithmyclassandbeggingmyparentsto
buymethelatestGoosebumpsbook.
OveralltheseeventsinmychildhoodreallyshapedmetobethepersonIamtoday,andimreally
thankfulformyteacherMs.Annaandmyamazingmom.