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David Gane
David Gane

If you want to start something—a blog, a story, a novel—focus on the tiniest step.

Maybe it's writing a little bit each day or each week. Make a commitment to do it each time.

If you try for something too big, you might burn out completely.

But if you start small, there'll always be a chance to write more, do more, and get your thoughts down if you start small and do it regularly.


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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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