Goodreads asked Heidi Barnes:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Heidi Barnes WRITE! Don't say you'll do it later, or I don't know what to write first, or I'm not sure how it will end. Just write! Some plots will need an outline, but mine are mostly character driven. I write what comes to me and if it doesn't work with something that may have happened a few chapters back then I either change what I am writing or go back and change what is already written. Editing, as maddening as it can be, is a wonderful thing.

So don't tell yourself you don't know how to start. Even if it's just a small blurb and it's in the middle or end of the story write it down and go from there.

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