Goodreads asked Karen M. Dillon:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Karen M. Dillon I guess I'd say that you should always write for yourself.

Writers write because they have a story to tell and writing is the medium they love to tell it through.

The moment that writing becomes hard, or when you feel like you want to give up, that's the moment when you stopped writing because it was something that you loved.

So don't write for readers (readers are just a bonus if you happen to get some), don't write because you feel obliged to do it, don't write for any reason other than the love of telling stories.

Write because it's what you love to do. Write a book for yourself, and as long as YOU love the story you've become a successful writer.

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