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Goodreads asked Clare Cogbill:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Clare Cogbill Just don't ever give up on your dream... I work on several projects at once, and a project can sometimes take years to come to fruition. Just keep that spark alive inside of you and persevere. Try not to get stressed about it because that will take away the enjoyment of writing.
Once you're 'in print', realise that not everyone will like what you do, but take great joy from the good feedback you receive; those are the people who are on the same wavelength as you - and with whom you have made a connection :)
Write, write, write, and one day have the confidence to let your hard work go and allow it to be what it is going to be! It is a frightening world, but it can be what you had always hoped it would be...

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