The best advice I've ever received was from my 7th grade English teacher, Mrs. Allen. She told me to "Never stop Writing!" I have received lots of encouragement from all of my English instructors since middle school. Some negatively phrased; for example my 6th grade English instructor gave our class the task of writing a poem. I do not remember what I wrote exactly, but I wrote a poem encouraging individuals to start learning the word of God as soon as possible because tomorrow is never promised and tomorrow might very well be the day Our Savior returns and at that time it will be too late. Her response upon hearing it was, "Did you write that?" No "well done," "good job," "interesting work," or anything of the like, but nevertheless I viewed it as encouragement.