028 Exercising Restraint/When Ideas Calcify
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Today, John talks about a scene that spontaneously flew from his fingers, but had to trim a bit because it didn't quite fit the tone/focus of his story. When you're discovery writing in particular, sometimes, ideas burst upon you and it's important to both let the ideas flow and to harness them for the purposes of the story you're trying to tell rather than letting them sidetrack or distract you. Vito talks about some of the difficulties he's been facing because the idea he's been pursuing is one he's been nursing in one form or another for years. Perhaps he's in a rut and needs to carve out some new ground. How can you know when to simply press on and when to try another path? All that and more in today's episode!
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