I am currently doing some outlining work for my novel. I have started writing down things like the lie my character believes, what they want, and what they need. I have based a lot of my outline on the works of K. M. Weiland. She is a fantastic author when it comes to helping you write books. Anyway, something that has been on my mind are the two mentor characters in my novel. Both are elves. They have vastly different backgrounds, but both are the same species. I am wondering if that would be boring or jarring for some readers? I have two main characters, each having their own mentor. One is a man in the north who is mostly human with some demon ancestry. The other is an elven woman in the south. Each mentor will teach very different lessons, but would it be better if they contrasted each other more? The elven woman would have an old elven scribe as her mentor. I could quite easily change him to be a human, but then I feel like he wouldn't be as keen on elven history or hold some sort of pride for the elven people. I could make him a half-elf I suppose. But I am uncertain. The man with demon blood would have the last immortal elf as his mentor, not that he would know that. The elf would teach him magic and life lessons, while simultaneously trying to guide his student down the right path. Do any of you have some sort of input for me? I would appreciate it.