Hi. I used to do some fiction writing in high school & my early years of college. When I was young I think that Stephen King was my biggest influence as a writer. I don't really read as much as I used to either but a couple of years ago I discovered HP Lovecraft and I think he made a HUGE impact on my imagination. By that, I mean that his stories tapped into something inside of me that really gets my imagination going. In any case my wife has been encouraging me to try to start writing again so we'll see how it goes.