Goodreads asked Richard Parise:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Richard Parise The best advice I can give to an aspiring writer is to stay local. Too many independent authors try to compete with everyone in their genre. There are over 2 million eBooks on Amazon for Kindle. Your work will never be found by the great majority of readers in America. If you concentrate on your local market where people have heard of you through your life contacts, your chances of success will be greatly enhanced. From there, word of mouth will determine if your writing is good enough to reach out to strangers. Good luck

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