“Write every day. You don't have to write about anything specific, but you should exercise your writing muscle constantly.” – Jane Yolen
Yolen, who was born on this day in 1939, has written fantasy, science fiction, and children's books and is the author or editor of nearly 300 books. Her best known is The Devil's Arithmetic, a Holocaust novella. Among her other works are the Nebula Award-winning short story Sister Emily's Lightship, the novelette Lost Girls, and the kids’ books Owl Moon, The Emperor and the Kite, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight.
“Don't ever write just for a trend or fad, because it's a moving target, and by the time you get your work out there, the trend or fad is gone,” she said as her words of advice for new writers. “Dig deep; don't be afraid to write fiercely. Expose your heart.”
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