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Getting better

A simple plan.

David Gane
David Gane
1 min read

Write regularly.
Do it enough to feel consistent.
If you miss a day, try doing extra work to fill in the holes.
Share it so that you can improve.

You'll likely feel foolish, and people will judge you. Worst of all, none of it will feel like it helps.

Not all day will be perfect. Some will be shit. Push through them. Accept that the work can't all be your best.

Then one day, you'll look back and be surprised at the body of work you've created. It will give you confidence. You'll see how you've improved and find pieces that make you proud.

Don't rest on your laurels. Keep going because it (and you) can only grow.

Writing gets better with practice, and work is the only way through it. Embrace it and share.

You'll find your way.

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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.