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My Fiction Writing Manifesto

What is the simplest advice I'd give to beginning writers?

David Gane
David Gane

In his book In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan wrote:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

People loved the simplicity of his eating manifesto.

So what would be my simple manifesto for writing fiction:

Write regularly. Give characters goals. Make them struggle.

Let's see if it remains consistent through the years.

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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.