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If you want to become better at being a writer, let alone have a career as one, there’s one book that you need to read: John Yorke’s Into The Woods. It’s a book full of the secrets of what makes great stories work. Read it and you’ll never look at a film or TV show or novel the same way again. Read it and you’ll see your writing transform in leaps and bounds.

And, if you can, sign up to do one of John’s courses. It takes things up to a whole new level. You mix with other talented writers, learn from the best and are pushed well past your comfort zone so you discover how to go from good to great. It’s not easy but nothing worth doing ever is.

I was lucky. I did both. It’s changed the way I write and tell stories but, more than that, it’s also changed my life.