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Journey with your characters

David Gane
David Gane

Most people can't have the whole story in their heads. Too many pieces, too many moving parts.

That doesn't mean you must plan it out.

Once your character's story takes shape, then begin. Allow yourself to be surprised and adapt, and let your imagination take you on a journey. That way, you can always enjoy every surprising discovery your characters make—just like your reader.


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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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