Goodreads asked Jean Hegland:

What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Jean Hegland Write for the love of writing and for your story, and not for fame or glory. Write ardently and urgently, and revise fearlessly and obsessively. Write every chance you get, and when you can’t write, pay close attention to what’s happening around—and inside—you. Read widely, and learn from everything you read.

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