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Tracey Alvarez Hi Kylie!
It's hard to pick just one thing - as I'm sure you'll agree. I love that we're surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural locations in the world. I love that in one day I can drive from ocean to mountains to lakes. I love our special Maori culture. I love the way we as Kiwis embrace people of all nationalities, religions, and sexuality. I love that although we are a small country we have big hearts and voices that fight to be heard. I love the overall warmth and friendliness of our people and the way we'll come together when tragedy both large and small strikes a community. I love that we're not a perfect country (by any means) but we'll continue to raise further generations to protect and love our little corner of the globe.
~ Tracey A.
Tracey Alvarez As someone who has yet to master patience, I say this with sincerity, but with an eye-roll at my own impatience: The only way to learn to write is to write a lot. There are many other things you can do to help strengthen your craft from reading books, doing courses etc, but in the end it boils down to butt-in-the-chair writing. Don't be in a hurry to get published (either self-published or traditionally published), pay your dues and learn the craft. It takes many years of blood, sweat, and tears to become a doctor or a pilot or an architect, writing something worth reading is no different. Learn the craft first, help other writers along the way, keep reading good books, don't compare yourself to anyone else, refuse to stop writing even if you never earn enough for an espresso, remember the sage advice that this journey is a marathon, not a race. Good luck. :-)

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