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

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“One never notices what one has done, one can only see what remains to be done.”

—Marie Curie

One of the toughest challenges for a writer is to hang on in there when working on a large project, such as a novel or screenplay. Having the idea is tremendous fun, most of us enjoy getting started, and even more enjoy finishing, but it’s that long stretch in the middle that’s the problem. In this chapter, we’ll look at some potent ways to keep yourself going in that difficult middle phase.

Ask yourself the questions of creation

This is actually something you need to do at the beginning of the project, when it is still shiny and new, so you can refer back to it as needed. It is asking what I call the “questions of creation.” ...

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