Each week, a CWILL BC member offers a tip about writing or illustrating, the creative process, or getting published.
The best advice I can give is to keep reading and keep writing. When you read good stories you end up digesting a lot about how a story works, and by practicing writing you strengthen your writing muscles and get into the writing habit. Write stories, keep a diary, write for your school newspaper or yearbook, write a blog, keep a secret poetry notebook… whatever type of writing you like. Don’t worry about writing a best selling novel right away. It might never happen. Write about what interests you, and write because you love writing.