Goodreads asked Ila Golden:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Ila Golden Just get words down onto paper. Your first draft is not the same as your final draft, and some times it takes a lot more work to find your actual story within the one you're creating, but you won't know where to find it if you don't get words down onto the page. Just remember, first drafts are fun and exciting things, where you get to be the first person to discover your story, so enjoy it.

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