StoryTV With Jennifer B., Episode Two: Are You Too Attached Your Story Idea?

How many times have you written something that you really, really love… but it’s just not working? And yet even though it’s not working, you still can’t give it up?

Whether that’s a character, a story line, a scene or something else, if you’re too attached, you’ve got a serious problem.

Because the initial story idea is never good enough. Not even close.

But if you refuse to let go of what’s not working, you’ll never get to the real story.

Are you too attached to your story idea? In this episode of StoryTV I talk about what being too attached is, why it’s a problem, and how to let it go.

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  1. Erika P.
    Erika P. says:

    Thanks so much for not only identifying the problem but providing solutions to help writers let go of stories that aren’t working. I struggled with this when I began writing my novel, and a lot of my problems stemmed from the fact that I hadn’t yet learned the basics of story structure. There is still a lot of work to do, but I don’t think I could have completed a first draft if I hadn’t stepped back and taken the time to learn. Thank you for this motivating video!

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    • Jennifer Blanchard
      Jennifer Blanchard says:

      @Erika You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the episode. I agree totally with you–I wouldn’t be where I am today with my story, with my writing and with my coaching if it wasn’t for stepping back for a couple years to learn what it takes to write a good story.

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  2. Jesse M.
    Jesse M. says:

    Very good advice. I was on an absolute roll with a sci-fi novel, and then BLAM! Hit a wall. So frustrating to try and keep going.

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