I’m writing an adventure novel which focuses on Atlantis. Because of that, I tend to read books which also deal with Atlantis. My justification was that by reading those books, I could get an idea on what other authors write about the mythical island.
But, recently, I’ve been having other thoughts. Perhaps by reading other Atlantis books, I’m subconsciously inserting the author’s ideas into my own work.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you read novels which have similar ideas to your own, or do you stear clear of them? Let me know in the comments.