Ten writers for children. All with something to say.
Learning to read like a writer
Just yesterday I picked up this book on reserve from the library. Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson was recommended to me by one of my classmates from my novel writing class in response to my workshop submission last week. I'm investigating the link she made between my writing and that of Per Petterson. I've barely begun the story, but am enjoying the rhythm of the language. It is spare and melancholy, very meditative. Perhaps the connection is that Petterson's book is about memories, coming of age, and family. It is not a traditional narrative.
Most of my reading lately is twenty page chunks of novels in progress for workshop discussion. Lucky me to be in a class of such fine writers. I'm also exporing young adult and middle grade novels recommended by these classmates as well as our instructor.