Goodreads asked Stephanie Baumgartner:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Stephanie Baumgartner Write something you would want to read. Write for yourself first, and consider the love of readers as a blessed bonus. Everyone has their preferences and different opinions. Those opinions don't make the reader right or wrong (not always, anyway), and those opinions don't mean your story or your writing has been executed right or wrong. Just learn all you can about what you're writing and find the joy and fulfillment in that alone. Most importantly, don't give up. Keep writing.

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