Laurie
Laurie asked Katie McGarry:

Hi Katty, I decided to write a book for a school project. The problem is, I've never really written something that huge. I thought I could ask you for help because I really love your books. Do you have tips for me that I could use to write a great book without major flaws? P-S: overlook my grammar please, I'm Canadian-French... :)

Katie McGarry Hi Laurie,

Congrats on wanting to write a book! That is exciting!

I'm a big believer in studying the craft of writing. My favorite craft book is John Truby's Anatomy of Story.

Read a lot. Write a lot. Make sure that you have others read your writing and take their comments into consideration, but in the end, remember it is your book.

I hope this helps!

Katie

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