Goodreads asked John M. Donovan:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

John M. Donovan Read. Write. Repeat.

The more good books you read, the better your own writing will be.

Remember that above all, you're simply telling a story.

Read your writing out loud. Nothing turns readers off than trying to plow through forced, stilted writing.

Read John Gardner's "On Becoming A Novelist." I can't stress this enough.

Have fun. Take pride in what you're doing and find the joy in it. Even in it's most challenging moments, writing should make you happy.

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