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What are you giving people?

David Gane
David Gane

Here are a few things your writing might give a person:

  • Enjoyment
  • Pleasure
  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Fear
  • Laughter
  • A sense of knowledge
  • A sense of knowing
  • Honesty
  • Connection to you
  • Connection to the human condition
  • Hope
  • Anger
  • Confusion
  • Superiority
  • Frustration
  • Satisfaction
  • A sense of being seen
  • A sense of being understood
  • Courage
  • Desire
  • Sexual satisfaction
  • Wanting a better life
  • Wanting a better partner
  • Wanting a better friend
  • Guidance
  • Sadness
  • Escape

Any of these are possible, but it's essential to understand what it's doing and be comfortable with that outcome. If not, you need to do the work to reshape your writing to give the response you are hoping for.


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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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