Create a Character They Will Love

This is the quickest way to improve your writing!

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The problem derailing so many writers' stories!

During the last five years, I've worked with a lot of writers.


I've talked to people who are revising complete manuscripts and people who are hoping to start their very first page.


And I found that there was one problem that affected one fiction writer after another. It kept coming up in course after course, and workshop after workshop.


Its effects are serious:


- readers don't find your protagonist interesting or appealing

- when you finish a draft, your writing circle seems confused about "obvious" stuff

- people comment that your characters "lack emotion"

- people say "I struggled to get started"


So I decided to create a simple online course to help you turn this potential weakness into a writing superpower.


Because, if you can master this one skill, you will have a huge advantage over other authors.


Here's the problem I kept seeing, over and over: many fiction writers don't share enough of their many character's thoughts and feelings.


These writers do many things right, but they don't successfully filter the story's events through their protagonist's consciousness.


I believe that narrating through a protagonist is a vital ability: using the protagonist's expectations, longings, and reactions to make a story feel real for your reader.


It's only through the character's thoughts and feelings that a reader truly starts to care what happens next.


You'll finish this course able to:


- hook a reader's interest

- create protagonists who feel distinct, unique, and who sound different to you

- write exciting, easily understandable scenes

- design an enticing villain

- reveal more and more about your protagonist as the story unfolds

- show AND tell exactly what is happening, stage by stage, in your tale


In other words, you won't just learn about a clever-sounding idea. You will also start using it, trying out these new abilities in short and simple writing exercises, prompts that will only take ten minutes or so to complete.


This will make a big difference to your writing, quickly.

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  • Villains...
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What you'll learn from this video...

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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

Copyright 2018, Daniel David Wallace


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