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Storybuilding is a rehearsal

David Gane
David Gane

The moment we come up with an idea, we play it in our head, speak it out loud, or write it on the page.

Every time we do it, it's a rehearsal. Learning the lines, finding the rhythms, and practicing the beats. And every time, we get a little better.

So once you lay the whole performance down in words, don't treat it as complete. There's always room for improvement and a few more run-throughs to strengthen all the pieces.

Never be shy of a few more drafts and edits. They make your story complete.


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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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