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Goodreads asked L.J. Penrod:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

L.J. Penrod The best advice I could give anyone is just do it, be determined. Even though you may not the support of family or friends believe in what you want.
Another big thing for me was allowing the story to flow to me and not trying to manipulate or control it.
I had ideas that I put into it but I have to stay open in order for creativity to occur, in order for new ideas that I never would have thought of to show up.
Also, do a lot of reading and research.

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