Goodreads asked Judy Light Ayyildiz:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Judy Light Ayyildiz Read, read, read the kind of book you would like to write. Take any writing workshops led by writers whose work you admire and who are good guides for you. Write every time you get a chance and try to do that every day. Do not show your drafts to your mother or father unless they are critical writers. Show your drafts to people who know and care about writing and literature. Go to talks and lectures given by writers and others in the field. Write and rewrite based on critique, submit wherever you are able. Join book clubs and writers clubs. Take classes and programs at your local organizations of higher learning. Once you learn about a writing technique, look for ways in which authors use this technique in their work. Buy and read writers magazines. Buy literary magazines to see what is getting published.

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