I loved reading this! While I remember one of the first stories I ever wrote, I don't think I remember the first story that made me stop and say this is incredible. Will need to think about this one. I remember finishing a book and hunting for the next, the urge to jump into a new story. Probably why one of my early favorites was the magic tree house series where the protagonists literally jumped into the books. Also loved that there were so many of them :P

Big time fan of Guilbert's TED talk, she wrote a book in line with that talk called Big Magic which I also liked.

As for the discovery of other languages, recently wrote a piece about reading translations which you might enjoy: https://medium.com/resonates/found-in-translation-48bf30f5d4f0

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Slow runner, fast walker. I have dreamed in different languages. I read a lot. Yes, my curls are real.

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Agnes

Agnes

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Slow runner, fast walker. I have dreamed in different languages. I read a lot. Yes, my curls are real.