7. Can you give me any writing tips?
Read everything you can get your hands on.  

Write every day, or at least as much as you can. As with any skill, writing takes lots and
lots of practise to get really good at it. Keep notebooks, diaries, blogs – every bit of
your writing counts!

Find other writers and make a writers’ group. Having someone critique your work can
be a very important way to learn when you are making mistakes. Plus, it helps you to
develop a tough skin. Most writers have to suffer through a lot of rejection before
being published, and some end out giving up too soon if they never learned to handle
any criticism. (If you’re into fantasy writing, a really good online critique site is

If you feel your writing is good enough to be published and would like to test the
waters, so to speak, here is a list of good short story markets for young writers: