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David Gane
David Gane
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I came across some advice from Adrian Bryant on how to get motivated to lose weight that I think you could use for writing.

Ask yourself why you want to write and after you come up with a reason, add “so that…” and answer that question.


  • I want to write SO THAT I can tell my stories… SO THAT I can share with people.. SO THAT what happened to me won’t happen to anyone else.
  • I want to write SO THAT I can make money… SO THAT I can quit my job… SO THAT I can write all the time… SO THAT I can spend more time with my kids.

He thinks that the more times you say “so that” the more you’ll be motivated but it is also a great tool to find the real purpose behind what you do.


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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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