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David Gane
David Gane
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Over the past twelve months, I have been writing daily. On July 13, I hit my first anniversary. For the next few days, I want to reflect on the year.

After a year, it still doesn't always come easy.

Yesterday's post involved a lot of writing. I did a lot of whittling through the ideas until I figured out the shape of the final post.

Originally it was about the audience, then fear and growth, then making mistakes and missing days, then habits. It wasn't until the end when I was exhausted and struggling to get something on the page, that it became the mantra.

Writing is about taking a chunk of words and ideas and working on them to figure out what's inside. Sometimes it fails, and I toss it in the fire; sometimes, I succeed and share it.

Most importantly, the more you practice, the more refined your work gets. You may not always get what you began working on, but in the end, you'll be able to find some small treasure that you can shape and sand into something with potential.


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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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