Goodreads asked Alan Welch:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Alan Welch Just do it! Simplistic, I know, but first you have to find out if you really can do it, then you worry about how to improve the process. Don't get bogged down by the process at the start. And talk to your friends and family about your story ideas, it will help to clarify your own thinking.
Start small and work your way up to the big novel.

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