Goodreads asked N.R. Eccles-Smith:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

N.R. Eccles-Smith Surround yourself with fellow writers, whether that be a local writers group, or an online community.

Don't be afraid to ask questions (even the dumb ones). The writing community is full of information and individuals who love to help their fellow creative souls. Ask away! Ask away!

Do what you love, not what you think others will love. If you try to please others, you will only end up unhappy because you can't please everyone, and the one who will end up displeased the most in the end is yourself.

Don't compare yourself or your work with others. Comparison is a demon that will tear your dreams to pieces if you let it. Never doubt your uniqueness. Only you can write what you will write.

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