Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to Read Like a Writer

Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading!! This simple concept is the basis for Francine Prose's Reading Like a Writer.

A prolific writer, Francine Prose is the author of seventeen (Yes that's seventeen!) works of fiction. In Reading Like a Writer, Prose takes book lovers and writers alike on a journey through major works of literature. Along the way, she will teach you how to read carefully, and pay attention to the tools and tricks that turn novels into enduring classics.

Do you want to: create brilliant characters, craft amazing dialogue, and inspire your readers? Then you NEED this helpful guide!

There is no more fundamental rule for being a great writer, you MUST read. I mean, Stephen King says you should read 70-80 books a year. (That's just 1.5 a week! Easy, right?) And if Stephen King and Francine Prose, who have collectively written almost a hundred books, have time to do it, so do you! 

Let Francine Prose's passion and wisdom inspire you to master the art of Reading Like a Writer. Get it here!

Don't forget to track your progress on our chart. Tweet us at @HarperAcademic (by 12/1) when you've hit 50,000 words for your chance to win a HarperCollins bundle of books!

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