Writing a book? 

Create a low-stress
writing schedule


This video may contain dragons, troublesome lovers, and a teenage detective.

The video provides you with a simple, structured writing schedule so that you finish the first draft of your book quickly and (relatively) painlessly. You don't even have to start with a full outline.

It's 2018. It's time to write your book.

  • Discover the danger of writing too slowly. 
  • Learn a simple rubric that will help you write a complex, rewarding book.
  • Make a plan even if you HATE outlining.

What you'll learn from this video...


Why page one is risky

Work fast so you can discover the best bits of your book.


The vital parts of a scene

How to construct a memorable dramatic scene for your novel.


Find a writing partner

Make a simple plan with a friend you trust: to help you stay on track each week.


The three-month first draft

Learn what it will take to write the first draft of your book in three months.

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This is the first video in a series of three: a short training series about writing your book more efficiently and with less stress. If you enter your email address, I'll notify you as soon as the second video is ready.

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The low-stress first draft

A video training series for writers.

What other writers say:

Julia Brown testimonial

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

Daniel David Wallace //  Author, Coach, Editor

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In this series, I'm sharing my PhD research in writing and narrative theory, as well as my professional experience as a book editor and writing coach.  I hope you find the "three scenes a week" idea useful!


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