Writing Myth #1 - People can't possibly enjoy your work unless they "see themselves represented in it". Imagination, empathy and creativity has allowed us to enjoy an infinitely vast range of stories for thousands of years. You really think we only got it right since 2015?
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Themes are generally universal. I'm not a veteran or a member of a Mafia family, yet The Godfather deals with family dynamics and the struggle to find one's place, themes that are relatable and, more importantly, compelling
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You're not an Italian Mafia Member, that movie wasn't made for YOU!

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