What’s the best book you’ve discovered in the last few months and how did you learn about it?
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What’s your favorite sad book? Why did you like it?
The book was at the top of best-seller lists months (or years) ago, but you’re just getting to read it now. What popular book did you come to late and did it live up to the hype?
This month, we encourage you to identify three to five mentor texts that you can use to improve your writing. A mentor text is a book written in the same genre as your story, targets the same audience or explores comparable themes. It can also be set in the same time period as your work-in-progress or feature characters that face similar conflicts. Spend the next weeks reading through your mentor texts to study how other writers crafted dialogue, navigated between scenes or ramped up drama. As you read, make notes of the things you liked. Share with us the texts you chose and what you discovered. Then, be on the lookout for future posts here that dig deeper into how to get the most out your mentor texts.