Goodreads asked Maria Thermann:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Maria Thermann Never be put off by critics (they're just jealous!) and write, write, write, as well as read, read, read critically - don't think your words are precious, review and discard as necessary. Read the best authors from as many different genres as possible and pick up writer's tools along the way. Make notes how some of your favourite authors tackled difficult scenes, taboos or subjects. Learn from them - and avoid writing groups like the plague!

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