Goodreads asked Jon Lang:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Jon Lang Hmm, I don't think I'm in a position to give advice to aspiring writers because I myself am one. What's most important to me is to write for the sake of writing. I know a few people that write with the hopes of making it rich, without caring about the content of their books.

I think it's important to remain realistic about the market. Not many books sell well, and I see that as a possibility for my own book. However, the joy and self-understanding I derived from writing Ashra could not have been achieved in any other way, and that is what will keep me writing books in the future.

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