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As the above video explains, we are going to work through three big ideas in this course:

1. How to design a great chapter /scene

2. How to weave great scenes together to tell a story

3. How to create a vivid, engaging, flowing fictional reality, through setting and dialogue

The course is meant to be interactive. Every lesson is full of prompts, ideas, and scene builders, like the one below:

a sample gif of how the interactive elements in WGC work

Additionally, I want to hear what you think! Leave comments below, email me, or reach out by chat. Maybe I can create a lesson that solves the exact problem you have in your story.



  • Holly Pickett says:

    This is my second course with you and I am excited to learn from you once again. I really think these concepts will help where I am struggling.

  • Hi Daniel,
    I am a graduate student who as is expected has tons of report and essays to write. In the past, I had no issue with writing reports but all of a sudden I have had such terrible bouts of writers block that I can not write anything. At all. I’m completely lost. Would you tell me which one of your writing course could potentially reignite my writing skills ?

  • Tina McCoy says:

    I’m not sure if this is a problem with my computer or the streaming, but here are things on this page that caused me discomfort.
    1) The audio sound is too low, I can’t understand what you’re saying. I turned up the volume on my computer speakers, but the audio sound was still low.
    2) Too many movements and fast scrolling on the screen page, it’s dizzying to try to read
    3) Too much information and words on one page, I don’t know where to put my focus to get started. I can’t tell what I have to do after listening to the audio.

  • Hi Daniel,

    I have been working on and off on a memoir that is essentially about growing up in a small Texas town in a somewhat dysfunctional family in the 1950’s, 1960’s. To complicate matters, my father’s family traces back hundreds of years to England and my mother’s family immigrated from Austria (now part of the Czech Republic) around 1906. I have spent a summer in England and a summer in Czech Reoublic researching, finding family homes and gravesites. My problem is trying to figure out what to put in, what to leave out, etc.
    I really thing there may be more than one book here.

    • You might have more than one book here, for sure!

    • Michelle Zelkowitz says:

      Yes. You have more than one memoir. I have been through this writing memoir process. It took me 7 years and I am still discovering how my family background has influenced me.
      I suggest you concentrate on one aspect of the dysfunction, maybe 2, not more, and only include the family background related to it.
      I’d be curious to see what traits you found dysfunctional, and what you learned, and others can learn from you.

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