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Jassy Mackenzie: "Your First Million Written Words Are Practice"

SwitchDispensing advice to aspiring writers, Jassy Mackenzie, author of the popular Jade de Jong crime thrillers and Emma Caine erotic novels, says “they say that your first million written words are practice, and it’s only from then that you start to master your craft”.

If you want to be a writer, Mackenzie told Woman Online, you have to write: “It doesn’t matter what – fiction, non-fiction, a diary, blog or journal”. Mackenzie also spoke about the obstacles she has to overcome as a writer, her role model and her goals.

Please introduce yourself and tell us about the path that led you to where you are today.

I’m Jassy Mackenzie, author of seven novels published in South Africa and the USA, and I have always loved books and reading. I started writing when I was very young, but it took more than 30 years for me to learn how to finish a full length novel – it is not an easy process!

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