John and Craig discuss the dangers of leave-behinds. The “writing before the writing” is an important part of the craft, but giving it away for free is bad for everyone.
We also answer a listener question about character wants versus needs, and why that distinction has become such a guru staple.
- Hope to see you this weekend at the Austin Film Festival! You can also catch John at the Texas Book Festival and the Boulder Book Store Event
- No Writing Left Behind
- The Confidence Gap by Claire Shipman, Katty Kay and JillEllyn Riley for The New York Times
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