Goodreads asked L.M. Halloran:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

L.M. Halloran Read. A lot. All the time, really. Read people, emotions, movement, books, articles, dictionaries, the news, and your Aunt Mildred's recipe book.

Watch and listen. Be a voyeur. Be shameless. Carry a journal and jot down anything that seems interesting. Voices, textures, conversations, expressions.

You never know what will trigger inspiration. Could be the cashier whose smile doesn't reach her eyes, or the smells and sounds as you walk into a bakery. Cultivate awareness and be mindful.

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