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A collection of advice that worked for me but may not work for you

David Gane
David Gane
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Over the past twelve months, I have been writing daily. On July 13, I hit my first anniversary. For the next few days, I want to reflect on the year.

Write what you want to hear.

At the start, treat it as a hobby. You don't need to force it to be a business.

Quit worrying about what you're "supposed to do."

Accept that you may fail, but keep trying your best.

Be happy no one's watching at the start.

Don't write about how to write a newsletter. That shit's boring.

Everyone telling you what to do has a personal philosophy. It may or may not align with yours.

Try not to worry about the numbers (but you'll likely still worry about the numbers).

The numbers can sometimes guide you.

Have fun.


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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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