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Priorities and Sacrifice

David Gane
David Gane

What do you sacrifice when you get too busy?

A lot of people make the excuse that they don’t have the time to write but find plenty of time to do other activities.

What do you place as priorities over your writing? Some put watching movies or television ahead. Or playing video games or going for drinks with friends? How about those trickier ones, like reading books, or working?

Where do your priorities lie? If writing isn’t near the top but you want to be a writer, what does that mean?

Do you really want to be a writer?


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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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