Goodreads asked Alan D. Raguso:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Alan D. Raguso Be true to yourself. Write with conviction and thoughtfulness. Say what you mean and mean what you say. TAKE RISKS. Sometimes we stick our neck out and things appear to fail. We can sit back and do nothing and never fail because we never took any risks. Be realistic as an author. There is fierce competition out there and you may go up against seasoned skilled authors that write for a living. I am 62 years old and still working at a very intense full time job. I don't let that stop me from writing and speaking to groups. Live on!

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