Goodreads asked Kim Stokely:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Kim Stokely There are 2 types of writers, those who think their writing is perfect on the first draft, and those who re-write a scene a hundred times. To both of them, I offer the same advice. Get into a critique group where your writing is scrutinized by other authors you trust to be honest. For the first type of writer, you'll learn that no first draft is perfect. For the second writer, you'll soon develop the courage to trust your instincts and let others read your work.

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