Last night I had the pleasure of chatting to a young writer and her dad after a Waterstones event, and it got me thinking about what advice I would give a 21 year old writer, who was really serious about seeing her book in print. Coincidentally, today I read a blog post by John Scalzi about why it’s more common to see writers debuting after they hit the age of 30. It’s a great piece and you can read it here:

Why New Novelists Are Kinda Old, or, Hey, Publishing is Slow

There was one aspect that I don’t think is touched upon, however, and so I’m going to focus on that here.

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