Goodreads asked Jennifer Haynie:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Jennifer Haynie Be persistent. Writing is not easy. It takes time and determination. It's critical to persist by putting words down on paper, even if they never see the light of day. It's critical to be persistent as well because there will be people out there who think they are well meaning when they try "give advice" by telling someone they'll never make it as a writer. It's easy to listen to those folks and hard to persist. The last thing is to persist through drafting to revision to more revision to getting the word out. Another thing is that if a writer is going to indie publish, it has got to be professionally done in terms of writing, the cover, and the editing.

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