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Problem Solvers

A post about creative problem-solving and why we do what we do.

David Gane
David Gane

Our role as writers is to solve problems.

Story problems, language problems, and poetic problems. We solve them through creativity, craft, and art.

Many things work against us. Time, money, doubt, insecurity, or a lack of answers are a few.

The way through may be safe and well-travelled, or it is off the path where we’ll find our own way. Both approaches are valid and full of potential.

But we do it because we love solving problems, and if didn’t, we’re not obligated to do it.

If you’ve made it this far, then embrace your choice. It’s a challenge, but it’s also fun.

But you already know this.

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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.