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Goodreads asked Martyn Stanley:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Martyn Stanley Read lots and write lots, don't afraid to ask people to criticize your writing - preferably people who won't gloss over the issues. Read as many genres as you can - to truly find your voice you have to read lots of others' voices. I also suggest trying Autocrit and Pro Writing Aid, they can help you pick up on basic issues with your writing - like over-repetition for example.

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