Goodreads asked Mia Smantz:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Mia Smantz Don't feel like everything you write has to be a great masterpiece or a finished book. Sometimes with deadlines, expectations, and pressure, it takes away the fun of being a writer. It can be overwhelming. It's okay to write a 10-page, 50-page, 100-page story that goes no farther than your own computer. Anything you write is experience and lessons to help you with that next great series or best-seller. In fact, those shorts could be the inspiration for them.

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