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Writer’s Advice

So you want to be a writer…

I’m often asked how I got published. As the old joke about how you get to Carnegie Hall goes: “Practice, practice, practice.”

In my case, I wrote, wrote, wrote.

I also read, read, read.

More importantly I joined Romance Writers of America, where I found my agent and learned to hone my craft. My best advice to aspiring romance writers would be to run, not walk, to this organization for novices and professionals, the published and the unpublished.

Samuel Johnson once said: “What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” So if you’re embarking on a writing career, good luck, and may your writing always be read with pleasure.

—Sabrina Jeffries

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