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Goodreads asked Dianna T. Benson:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Dianna T. Benson Read at least 100 books in the genre you want to write. Then read some more. Write your first book with the thought: "For my eyes only" -- that way your inner editor will be off, which allows you to write the heart of the story and characters that come to life. Read more. Write, write, write. Read, read, read. Write more. Read more. Watch TV shows and movies. Try to never forget your love for writing, and try never to allow anyone to strip you of that love. Best of luck to you!

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