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Goodreads asked Maggie Shayne:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Maggie Shayne Write. Just write, and write for the sheer love of it. Write with the same excitement you feel when you're reading a real page turner. Write a story you cannot put down. Write with passion. Don't write for anyone else but yourself. Love what you write. And just keep going and going and going. I don't really think there are aspiring writers. You either write or you don't write, and if you write, you're a writer. Have a day job so you can write for the sheer love of it and not for money. Eventually, if it's part of your path in this lifetime, you'll make a living from the writing and be able to let the day job go. But write either way. It's a spiritual calling. It's a priesthood. Priestess-hood. It's divine.

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