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Goodreads asked Richard L. Coates:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Richard L. Coates I offer the same advice that I have heard from countless others. If you want to be a writer, then write. You have a story that needs to be told, so tell it. Write a little bit every day. Listen to others, but listen to yourself first. It's your story, not theirs... it's a delicate balance of being open to feedback yet stubborn with your integrity.

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