/ / / Reading Like a Writer
Most of the books selected are recent releases and tend to lean a little darker and usually have a mystery or suspenseful element. As a writer, I think it’s also important to ask: Why did a publisher buy this book? Why now? What did I love about it? What might other readers love as well? Are there implications in my own writing?
Supplemental: Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose
Participants are encouraged to bring refreshments for the group.
November 21 | Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (Literary mystery; Craft element: STRUCTURE)
December 19 | The Wolf Wants In by Laura McHugh (Thriller; Craft element: SETTING)
January 23 | Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Mystery; Craft element: CHARCTER)*
March 5 | Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok (Thriller; Craft element: WORLD BUILDING)
April 9 | The Stories You Tell by Kristen Lepionka (Mystery; Craft element: CHARACTER)*
May 21 | American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson (Spy Thriller; Craft element: GENRE)
June 25 | Vox by Christina Dalcher (Thriller; Craft element: SETTING)
*series book; optional to read other books in series
Vanessa Lillie has ten years of marketing and communications experience and enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings in the Providence area. She’s a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters in Crime and What Cheer Writers Club located downtown. Her Rhode Island-set, debut thriller, LITTLE VOICES, releases October 1, 2019 and book two in October 2020. She is represented by literary agent Victoria Sanders. Learn more at www.vanessalillie.com.