I write copy and proofread/QA emails for the performance-based email department at Fathom Digital Marketing in Valley View Ohio. I also write short fiction (and hope to find the time to write some longer pieces in the very near future). I have had some pieces published on the web (see my LinkedIn profile for a partial list).
I write because I have ideas that won't stay inside my head. I never know what will kickstart a story -- sometimes it's a dream, other times an image or even a casual remark I hear (or overhear).
Oh, boy. Ray Bradbury, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Jane Austen, Alan Gordon, Nicole Galland ... I could go on and on forever. I love books -- I love to read and I don't think I could come up with a short list. Almost anything by those above and the work of hundreds of others.
Thanks, Marcy. I appreciate the invitation and think this will help me remotivate -- life has kind of put a hold on me doing much writing lately.
Welcome to Fictionaut!