Stephenie has gotten me back into writing again, something I kinda got out of after high school. I continued to read, but it was mostly magazines and non-fiction books about things that interested me(and have helped in their own way with my fan fictions-they'll be on occasion detail descriptions and specifcations of cars, aircraft, firearms, etc).
I wasn't really inspired to write much, because I didn't own a computer that I could type on until late 2005(just after I gradulated), and even then, I posted at forums and stuff. In early '08, I brifely wrote for a motor racing website until the guy who owned it shut it down(I wasn't getting paid for it, it was just something I did in my spare time).
But then, as I worked at a library, I noticed for over a year in a half that the Twilight books were flying off of the shelves, and I wondered what was so special about them. Then there was the movie, which at first I didn't pay much attention to, until I found out that Kristen Stewart was in it-I was into her as an actress, but I hadn't heard much of what she was doing since the Messgeners and Speak era movies. So I decided to rent a book after I saw that Kristen was in the movie. And the rest was pretty much history.
Audi, Twilight, Cher, Pink Floyd, symphonic/progressive rock, KStew, RP, Bio-Booster Armor Guyver-what's not to like
Team Renesmee, Team Bella, Team Edward.
Fan fic stories: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2192109/