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Goodreads asked Tim Bridwell:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Tim Bridwell The obvious answer here is "write!" That is also the correct answer... DING Congratulations! The process of writing is always a learning process, no matter how accomplished a writer you are. Trial and error. Being afraid to write crap is probably the greatest hinderance to any aspiring writer, but it's part of the process, steps A to H of writing's "A to Z."Reading is also an important component for you to identify what you admire in other writers, and what might work in your own fiction. In the process of writing—thousands of pages later—the writer will recognize their own voice, then the serious stuff can begin.

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