What advice do you have for someone whose parents and friends tell them that pursuing a career in writing is a waste of time, and that they should find a career that is 'sustainable'?
Should writers write as a hobby?
Hello! I'm going through a depressed phase when it comes to my writing and I thought I'd ask if you've ever felt that way. Have you ever felt like your writing is not worth reading? Like it's really bad and nobody is going to like it? And if you have, how do you cheer your ego up?
Have you ever doubted the quality of your work, and if so how did you overcome that fear?
I have been working on a big project but the things is, I am unsure if i should write it as an original story as I am still young and still discovering myself as a writer. Do you think I should write it as my own story or post it as a Fanfiction and see what people think of the idea.
How do you come up with your names - for people, places, whatever? Baby books or thin air or...?
Was it hard to write your first book? Did you ever not like something, and have to fix it over many times?
After writing a novel, what is the best course of action? Do you send your manuscript to an agent? If not, how do you find someone to represent you?
Hi! I'm a big fan of the study series and I was wondering what kind of advice you'd have for a young reader and writer who's trying to be published and improve her writing ability? Thanks!
Has there ever been a time for you when you just couldn't find the right words for a sentence or you couldn't get a chapter right? That happens to me a lot and I just want to know I'm not the only one.
Did you always know how you were going to start poison study?
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