Goodreads asked Jane Harvey-Berrick:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Jane Harvey-Berrick Practise. Write A LOT. Write every day. Carry a notebook with you to jot down ideas. My little notebook goes everywhere.

And although it's rather sneered at by some, I think writing fan fiction is a brilliant way to practise your writing skills. You'll also get immediate feedback from readers which is useful and very encouraging.

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