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Everything is a remix

Everything is a remix (including this title).

David Gane
David Gane

When you're struggling with writer's block, it's good to remind yourself that the essential elements of creativity are:

  • copy - copy it as it exactly is.
  • transform - transform the copy into something new.
  • combine - combine to separate elements to create something new.

If you can't find a solution, it's okay to look at how others solved the problem and either copy, transform, or combine.

Or, if you are struggling to find a story to write to begin with, maybe consider another story and see how you can transform or combine it into something unique and exciting.


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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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