A young Claire North (Catherine Webb) on successful writers

Claire North

‘I think the successful writers (ignoring one or two shockingly painful cases) are the ones who enjoy what they’re doing.  There are all kinds of writers out there who enjoyed it the first time around but quickly began to write themselves into corners and now only write because they like the fame or want the money or something like that.  I think the most successful writers are the ones who actually have something interesting to say and enjoy saying it.’ – Catherine Webb (Claire North) shortly after publication of her first novel in 2002, age 15!

I think she’s now about twenty-eight years old and has already had some seventeen novels published (with another completed and scheduled for publication).  Some people make writing success look easy . . .!

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