I'm a 24-year-old writer from Southern California. I read and write YA, and some poetry once in a blue moon. I also love to play soccer, watch hockey (let's go Red Wings!), and eat all the sushi. I currently have a manuscript submitted here that's a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but I also right other fantasy and sci-fi.
The obvious: the Harry Potter series, the Twilight books (and The Host as well), Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world, The Fault in Our Stars, the Vampire Academy series, Divergent, Shakespeare (Hamlet especially), Edgar Allen Poe, Pride and Prejudice, so on.
“The only kind of writing is rewriting.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“To write is human, to edit is divine.” ― Stephen King
“I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.” ― James A. Michener