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Piece by piece, we put it together.

David Gane
David Gane

Sometimes we know what our story will be like, but sometimes we don’t.

Sometimes we need to take each piece, write out its details, lay it aside, and move on to the next.

Again and again, we find a piece, put what we can into it, then lay it aside.

Eventually, parts start connecting. Some pieces fit together, some are on opposite ends, and some may not even belong.

Sometimes writing is like a jigsaw puzzle; it isn’t until the picture is partially complete that we figure out what it is.


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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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