Benjamin asked Piers Torday:

what writing tips do you have for an aspiring author?

Piers Torday Hi Benjamin

Read constantly and widely - including stuff you may not like (or think you like), but writing is 60% reading, 40% writing.

Write every day, even if it is only a couple of hundred words. They'll soon stack up and your craft will improve.

Don't edit/re-write till you have finished a draft, no matter how great the temptation.

Keep the faith and remember that no-one else has your idea or your way of seeing the world. Don't worry if your voice on the page looks different to how you imagined - because that is exactly what will make your work unique..

Good luck!

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