Goodreads asked David L. Atkinson:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

David L. Atkinson It's like eating an elephant you can only do it one mouthful at a time. The first step in writing is the first word, then sentence, then paragraph and finally page. One word of warning don't be tempted to review what you write too early. Write three chapters then if you must check the first chapter. The reason I warn against re-writing too early is that you can put yourself moving forwards.

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