Goodreads asked Nagwa Malik:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Nagwa Malik Our teachers always said "write what you know about"....much as it sounds old it is a fact that if one wants to write, as in really write and make their mark- it is best done when one writes about something one knows. Writing about stuff we know helps us get into it, so to speak, and helps us get comfortable and confident with our ability to put to pen our thoughts, once we are comfortable in this world of ours, we can set out to exploring new topics, new grounds, when we wouldn't mind all the research work that comes with it. For a new writer all that research and exploration albeit necessary can be intimidating and even put one off writing. So go with what you know.

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