Marker Magazine profiles Aspen Matis

"Aspen Matis began writing when she was nine-years-old and has continued putting stories onto the page ever since. But two years ago, Matis signed a book deal with HarperCollins to write her own story...Writing is never an easy process, but Matis dedicated herself to the task by assuming an eight-hour a day writing schedule. Matis says, “Writing ideas, triggers ideas which means, in my experience, one day off is really two days lost. For this reason, I committed every day to showing up with all of my intelligence.” Matis knew that those with nine to five jobs don’t have the liberty of taking a day off if they happen to be suffering from writer’s block, so Matis treated the writing of Girl in the Woods as a job."

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