Goodreads asked Sally Armstrong:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Sally Armstrong The best advice is to write and to read. Keep reading the work of excellent authors. Notice how they use language, set up a story, sometimes tell a story within a story. Then write away. Keep a blog or a journal or diary. Once in a while select a piece of it and edit it carefully. Work on a single paragraph over and over again. You'll be amazed at how much your work improves - even with one paragraph when you keep examining it.

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