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Character First Story

Find my email. Click the "confirm" button.

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I'm so happy you signed up!

I love helping writers improve their skills, have fun, and get their books written.

And the Character First Story is a really awesome training course.

During this course, you're going to:

  • create a completely new story
  • sharpen your plotting skills
  • try out a new writing voice
  • get extra reading tips

However, before we can begin, there's one more step.

I've sent you an email confirmation with a link for you to click.

Can you look for it in your email -- it's from newsletter@danieldavidwallace.com

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You might be thinking -- click a link?



Just give me the course already!

Well, in the past, a surprising number of "people" signed up for my email courses who later turned out to be robots. 

And while I respect robots (some of my best friends are robots), I only want to contact people who actually want to read my messages.


Before I we can begin the course, can you check your email? You should have a message from me with a big button you can click. 

That will confirm your place in the writing course. 


But what if I use GMAIL?

Here are the tips for Gmail:

It should be easy to find the email from me.
It might just teleport to the top of your inbox. Which is awesome.
However, if you are using Gmail, you'll probably have one more step.
That's because Gmail cares about you. And it's a beautiful thing.
The problem is, Gmail cares so much, it tries to hide stuff from you.
My email may have ended up in your "promotions" tab.
This is the classification that Gmail uses for any emails from businesses or enterprises where you don't yet know the sender personally.
Now, I hope we'll get to know each other. I hope you'll soon email me and let me know how the course is going.
But right now, we probably don't know each other. I'm probably just some guy on the internet.
So we need to "teach" Gmail that these particular emails are being sent in a deliberate sequence, and that you don't want to miss any of them.
What does this mean? You may have to look for my confirmation email in your "promotions" tab and then move it into your "primary" tab.
That way you'll be certain of seeing every part of this free course.
If you don't do this, it's likely at least one stage of the sequence will get lost among weekly deals from Target and highlights from The New York Times.
Here's how to do it

from promotions to primary

Here are the gmail steps...

Log into your gmail.

Go to your promotions tab.

Select my email (see how I do this, above).

Right click on my email.

Select the first option, Move to Tab.

Select "Primary."

Then go back to Primary, find the email, open it, and click the big yellow button.

That's it! 

That's all it takes.

But what if no email appears??


Check spam?

Wait a few minutes?

If neither of those options work, email me directly: newsletter@danieldavidwallace.com

Title your email: I'M NO ROBOT, DANIEL! 

And tell me you signed up for the Character-First Story.

I'll respond.

What other writers say:

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Daniel’s courses are chock full of useful information.

"Not all good writers are good teachers, but Daniel David Wallace (a talented, thoughtful writer himself) is a terrific instructor. If you can take a class with him, do it!"

JULIA BROWN //  Editor and author

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Is it weird that I think of him as my literary midwife? Because I totally do.

"Daniel respected my work and vision on a profound level but also had a keen editorial eye and a stroke of literary genius that took everything I’d written to the next level."

Tawni Waters  //  Author of The Long Ride Home & Beauty of the Broken

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