Goodreads asked D.B. Nielsen:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

D.B. Nielsen Keep writing. Keep reading. Develop your own style. Remember that you're writing because you must, you feel compelled to write, it's what you do and are.
Technically, always know where you want to end your piece before you begin. Create characters that you fall in love with - so that your readers can also fall in love with them.
And remember that in narrative, something has to happen.

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