Goodreads asked Philip A. Oldfield:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Philip A. Oldfield Have faith in yourself, always live in hope. Find your writing style in terms of when, where and how long. Be self-disciplined. Write through your imagination when your brain has the most energy to give.

And remember, there are hundreds, if not thousands of potholes in life waiting for you to fall down, give up or corrode your energies with self-doubt, or tempt you away with endless distractions. So what do you do?

I keep favourite sayings in mind. Find yours. Post them in view and when you glance around your writing area (and you must create one) the words will remind you of what’s important to you.

One of several sayings I call to mind is for example, Stephen Covey’s: “The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.”

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