5 Books to Help You Read Like a Writer

Terena Bell
3 min readJan 28, 2021

Want to be a better writer? Start by reading like one.

1. DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira

Gabriela Pereira writes, “Reading for pleasure is great, but if you want to be a writer, you need to read like a writer…[R]ead in order to figure out what the writer is doing…so that you can recreate something similar in your own writing.” So in DIY MFA, she shows you how to do exactly…

Terena Bell

Reporter & fiction writer; series editor, Writing Through the Classics; short story editor for hire; sponsor more writing here: buymeacoffee.com/terenabell