Goodreads asked Benjamin S. Hartman:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Benjamin S. Hartman Find a word quota you can stick with and write it daily. Even on your birthday and Christmas. Don't take any days off, and if you must - write your quota ahead of time. No excuses, just get your story into a manuscript and flesh it out from there. You WILL find gems in there that you can polish up.

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