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Hocking has some advice to share. She says she got it off a video from Mark Hoppus of the band Blink-182.
"He said that it's not enough to have a passion — you have to have a work ethic," she says. "That's been the most life-changing advice that I got, because I had a passion for writing — and I know a lot of other people do, too — but it's not enough to just want something, you have to be able to work for it, too, and put in the hours and the time."