Conquer your writing goals with a writing coach on your side.
"Not all good writers are good teachers, but Daniel David Wallace (a talented, thoughtful writer himself) is a terrific instructor.
Daniel is attentive to plot, structure, character, and other high-level narrative elements, but you’ll appreciate his ability to zoom in closely on language and sentence-level concerns.
If you can take a class with him, do it!"
- Julia Brown, editor and literary author
I love talking to writers and teachers, one-on-one, helping them solve problems in their work.
With this particular package, we will talk twice a month, for up to an hour each time. I will give you advice for your projects, help you plan out a schedule of work, and, if you wish, hold you accountable to it.
I will give you lots of opportunities to give me feedback. I want this to be a fantastic learning experience for you: relevant, personal, supportive, and significant. I will work hard to tailor my advice to meet your goals.
PS Because I always seem to be too busy (like everyone else!), I only coach three or four people at a time. Therefore, if this sounds appealing, and this page is open for you to make a purchase, I suggest you go for it before someone else grabs the available slot. Whenever I am at maximum capacity, I take down the "enroll" button and replace it with a link to the waiting list.
We will speak by phone or via Skype.
You can cancel any time.
"Daniel Wallace gives smart, clear-headed editorial advice and his services are well worth every penny. Even working with a literary agency, going through rewrites, I had not received this level of attentiveness, this kind of sensitivity to the project at hand. Daniel responded quickly and was generous with feedback.
His suggestions have helped enormously--and he is particularly astute about issues of plotting, and whether the structure is serving the characters and their story. I hope Daniel Wallace is still accepting clients when I finish my next novel, because his service is invaluable."
- Martha Otis
I've taught writing workshops for Rutgers University, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the University of Tennessee. I've presented craft talks at the AWP Conference and many other writing festivals.
"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.
Is it weird that I think of him as my literary midwife?"
- Tawni Waters, I.L.A. award-winning author of Beauty of the Broken, The Long Ride Home, Siren Song and So Speak the Stars.
Creator of Plotting and Planning Your Novel
Hi, I'm Daniel. I'm a writer, teacher, PhD researcher, and book editor. I create easy-to-implement techniques that help you master the craft of fiction.
I've given lectures on plot at the AWP conference and other writing festivals around the US, and my work has been read at the Iowa Writers Workshop. My fiction has won the Hodges prize, the Toni Brown scholarship, and I've published short stories and essays in many journals. In my regular life, I teach advanced writing skills at a great university.
Since I started teaching online, I've worked with hundreds of writers as a coach and teacher. Over two-thousand writers subscriber to my newsletter, "Writing Related."
I'm currently working with a publisher on a novel set in Taiwan: it involves unhappy English teachers and a ghost.
Usually twice, but I'm happy to do quick check ins and answer questions over email.
I'm happy to double-up a month, especially if there's a good reason (it's Christmas, for example). But normally — no. This is a monthly coaching package and I would be overwhelmed if people "saved up" sessions for later.
Contact me and we'll figure something out. It's tricky to give refunds because these spaces are so limited. But I will work hard to make sure you're happy.
I'm happy to be flexible and arrange a back-up time to talk. If I don't hear from you for a while, however, I may cancel your coaching payments so another writer can take the seat.
I find that I can read and comment on a single chapter in a one-hour session. If you ever want more than that, we can discuss editing packages.
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