Jo asked Sarah Dessen:

What advice would you give to a young high school or college student that's an aspiring writer, especially dealing with writer's block or time management? (Also thank you for giving me so many amazing books to read! I absolutely adore your work!)

Sarah Dessen The best advice I can give is to just get into the habit of writing. Train your brain that you write every day at a specific time, so if you are NOT writing, you're very aware of it and have to ask yourself why. Right now, I'm not working on anything, and this is when I normally would be. I was just sitting here watching YouTube videos and feeling VERY strange and restless, because I always am writing now. It's probably why I am answering questions! Breaks ARE important, don't get me wrong. Everyone needs fallow periods. But when you are working, be WORKING. It's what separates writers from people who want to write books.
Sarah Dessen

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