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"I don't think it's working"

David Gane
David Gane

How often have you started a script and it doesn’t feel quite right and you feel disconnected with your story?

At these times, it’s best to ignore the emotional response between you and the writing and keep pushing through it.

How you respond to your writing has nothing to do with the writing itself or how your audience will respond.

What you need to focus on is doing the work, slugging it out day after day.


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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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