Goodreads asked Terrance Aldon Shaw:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Terrance Aldon Shaw Sit down and write. Work at the same time every day, ignoring all distractions, and do it. Period. Don't worry about whether other people perceive you as "nice" or "normal"; stick to your writing schedule, insist that others respect your time. The only way to be a writer is to write.

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