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Topic: Advice for younger SF writers

From: Nic D.
Location: UK
Date: 11/30/2009

Dear Mr Bear,

I am 16 years old and from the UK and currently enjoying the fourth novel that I have read of yours; The Forge of God. I have also read Eon, Blood Music (both the short story and novel) and Eternity - and have enjoyed them thouroughly (particularly Eon.)

Firstly I would like to thank you for these fantastic novels, but also, I am aspiring to one day publish a Science Fiction short story of my own. Have you any advice?

Regards and thanks,

Nic Durand

Re: Advice for younger SF writers

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/17/2009

Thanks, Nic! Best advice of all--keep writing. Don't get discouraged. Keep curious and don't pay too much attention to outside criticism for the time being--unless a worthy and supportive editor suggests a few changes, of course! And let us know how it goes.

Re: Advice for younger SF writers

From: Nic D.
Location: UK
Date: 12/17/2009

Thanks for the advice!

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