Goodreads asked C.C. Yager:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

C.C. Yager Huh. I wish someone had told me when I was starting out how hard it was going to be. Writing is hard work. It requires perseverance, dedication, and commitment, a knowledge of English, usage, and a large vocabulary. Read voraciously and all kinds of books. Subscribe to a really good writing magazine like The Writer and read it. Write everyday, something, no matter how you feel. Keep a journal for personal musings so they don't invade your professional writing. And finally, live your life fully. If you have no experiences, you have no way to learn about human behavior and life itself. I believe we live in order to learn and experience. Get out there and live!

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