Goodreads asked Dan Verner:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Dan Verner Write! Write about everything that interests you and a few things that don't. Keep writing! Ignore what anyone says about your writing.
Seek out people who will read your writing and give you an honest assessment of what you've done.
Share what you've written with anyone who will listen. If they don't want to listen, keep reading! Chase them around reading to them if necessary!
Don't give up! Dr. Suess was rejected by 27 publishers. I think he is a girlie-man because my first novel was rejected by 35 of them! Take that, Theodore!

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