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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Advice to aspiring writers

The folks at Goodreads recently asked...

What's your advice to aspiring writers?

My reply:

Write. Write. Write. Then re-write what you've written. Once you have a complete work that you are proud of, get a professional editor to improve it. Next, find an agent who believes in your work. You can do this online, through the mail or at a writers' conference. I recommend the latter. After all this, expect to be rejected. There is one thing all published writers have in common: persistence.

Are you an aspiring writer? Have a question about writing? Drop me a line. Like most writers, I'm glad to share the craft. 

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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