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Writers & illustrators: Be brave. Fail. Try again. Succeed. Rinse and repeat. - Jenny Bent

One of my favourite pieces of advice for writers and illustrators is from literary agent Jenny Bent: "...Be brave. Fail. Try again. Succeed. Rinse and repeat."

It applies as much to the published as well as pre-published.

In fact, this advice is good for life in general.

Thank you, Jenny!