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The Rules

David Gane
David Gane

The thing I like is that I can break the rules, especially when they are my own.

After everything that I have posted about lately, I am beginning to work on a new project and I am planning on outlining it before I start. I am likely going to build it using the story model from Save the Cat.

You should be willing to change the rules and never hold them to tight. When you are writing, follow what you feel is right, especially when if it continues to move you forward in your writing.


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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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