dei asked Katie McGarry:

Hello Katie McGarry, I am truly inspired by you. I'm only sixteen, but I write, and I am confident that my writing is good. I started writing in fanfictions and I was told that I was really good. but I want something more. I want my stories in bookstores. you were a teenager once, so you understand :) it would be really great if I got an advice from you, because you're an amazing author. thank you

Katie McGarry Hi Dee,

My advice to you:

Write and keep writing. Study the craft of writing. My favorite craft book is John Truby's Anatomy of Story and my favorite online class on writing is by Margie Lawson.

Find a critique group and make sure that you revise/edit your stories.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to never give up!


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