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Goodreads asked Richard Whittle:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Richard Whittle Read everything you can -- books, magazine articles, newspapers (as long as we still have them), blogs, or anything else where one person is trying to communicate information, ideas or feelings. Think about why you like the writing that appeals to you most. When you write, imagine you're writing a letter to someone you know and care about. Try to grab that person's attention and hold it as you communicate the information, ideas or feelings you want them to grasp in the liveliest way you can.

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