October 3, 2013 - submitted by Nicklaus, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle,

Being a sort of journalist on the website for the best band in the world, what advice would you give to creative writers and aspiring novelists?


The Oracle replies:

Many moons ago I wanted to be a journalist so feel blessed to have landed in this arena though I am far from being a pro journalist.
My advice is two-fold. Do learn the craft as best you can and do write every single day. Take it as seriously as any job. Writing is a very competitive world and it could take your first or hundredth attempt before you get published - if ever. Don't give up.
Keep a diary, write a blog, whatever but just don't stop writing.