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Goodreads asked James Bishop:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

James Bishop Get your idea for a story and commit to a timeline for finishing it. If you have this great idea for a novel, get a rough idea for how long it ought to be then give yourself a realistic time frame for finishing it. Make progress every day, even if it is just a paragraph, and focus on finishing the story. Polish and refinement can always come later.

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