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Your Writing Coach 2nd ed: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication by Jurgen Wolff

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To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as best we can.”

Sidney Smith

A good coach should prepare you for the obstacles that may lie ahead, and I know the number one obstacle you will face on your road to success. It’s you.

Years ago there was a wonderful comic strip called “Pogo,” and one famous line from it was, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” It’s true. Yes, it can be hard to think of the right word, find the right agent, and put up with dumb decisions from editors or studio executives, but the main problems we face are generated by ourselves. Most of the time, these stem from our fears. ...

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