Goodreads asked J.P. Ashman:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

J.P. Ashman Write write write and write some more. Write all sorts, even nonsense. I find myself writing dialogue or a scene on a post-it note, because it's in my head and needs to come out. It helps you practice, learn from mistakes and experience writing different scenes, expressions, descriptions etc... without having to think of 'the story arc' or deadline or consistency of your story.

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