Learn the rhythm of story.
Now just starting Creative, I find my response to my writing is becoming visceral. I can feel when a scene is going too long, and I start to listen for the beat of the story.
It’s not as scary as I thought it would be, either.
While the 5 day turnaround is intense, it does force you to make the time and I actually look forward to my practice.
It also eases you into writing. Rather than sitting down to ‘just write’ you practice and learn from the Greats first and get lots of ideas along the way. When it is time to write you start armed with a new confidence.
Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I just go back to my transcription practice to find my rhythm and pick up again.