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Jacqueline West

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I can’t believe it, but DREAMERS OFTEN LIE has been out in the world for nearly a month now. (Haven’t read it yet? You can enter to win a signed hardcover over at Bookhounds YA — or you can make me extra happy, and ask for it at your local library or bookshop. And if you have already read it, please consider writing a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon. Especially if you actu...

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Jacqueline West Alissa wrote: "Hey Jacqueline! I was wondering if you had any advice for young writers? I'm 13, and am planning to be a professional writer when I'm older and wanted to see if you have any advice. Your one of my ..."

Hi Alissa,

Thanks for getting in touch!

My advice for young writers is pretty simple: Read like crazy. Write like crazy. Repeat.

Those are the main things. Reading can teach you everything from how to put together a sentence to how to tell a story. And writing, like any other skill, takes practice -- years and years and years of practice.

It's a lot of work. But if you want to be a writer, you probably love both reading and writing, so the work might not feel like work at all. :)

If you'd like to hear more of my advice to young writers, you might want to check out this blog post (https://thewordasylum.wordpress.com/2...), or read some of the other interviews on my website (http://www.jacquelinewest.com/about-j...).

Best of luck!
- Jacqueline


Alissa Hey Jacqueline! I was wondering if you had any advice for young writers? I'm 13, and am planning to be a professional writer when I'm older and wanted to see if you have any advice. Your one of my favorite authors, so I would really love advice from such a great writer! Thank you, and have a wonderful day! ~Alissa


Jacqueline West ❤Sarina❤ wrote: "omg!!!!!!! Elsewhere the third is coming out!!!!!! I'm going to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Thanks, Sarina! I can't wait for the Volume Three release, either...


Jacqueline West You are very welcome.


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