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I'm John, and I'm the Writer Next Door. Maybe you've read my blog at The Writer Next Door, and maybe you've checked out my writing tweets.  Writing and publishing aren't just my day job, they're my passion. 

And I want to share that passion with storytellers and creatives of all kinds. As a coach, it's my job to help people put creative tools in their toolboxes and empower them to use them for all their stories big and small. This Patreon is one more extension of that, where I produce regular commentaries on film, television, and video to talk about what works, what's great, what isn't working and how it could be fixed. 

The goal here is simple: Stories are art. We should all have the opportunity to make the best art we can, so let's work together to do that. 
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At $550 a month, I will roll a 1d4 on the first of each month and add that many extra movies to that month's production list.
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