Goodreads asked Philip Temple:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Philip Temple Work hard and don't give up but, after a while, ask yourself honestly whether or not you have what it takes. If you decide 'yes' then workaday routines, deadlines (often self-imposed) are necessary to get the work finished.

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