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Goodreads asked Eileen Stephenson:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Eileen Stephenson Well, if you're quite young, pay attention in English class. Grammar counts in writing.

If you are beyond school years, learn all you can about writing novels, which is so different from writing anything else (except for the grammar - that will always count).

Don't be too cocky - other writers have a lot to teach you, even the bad ones can teach what not to do. Pay attention!

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