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Tell us what’s in your head

Nothing stands in your way.

David Gane
David Gane

You get to tell the story you want in whatever way you want.

I’ll always push for WOARO. I believe that understanding story and the line of action that shapes it holds value.

But that doesn’t mean it’s the only way.

You don’t need WOARO.
You don’t need conflict.
You don’t need to follow the rules.

Yes, it may affect who reads it, how many of them show up, and if any of them like it. But none of that matters.

The important part is telling it.

If you have something in your head that you want to share, you’ll have to do the work in some form or fashion. You can’t escape that. But that’s the only thing that stands in the way of telling your story.


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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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