Do you ever feel stuck?

Could you be making your book more complex than it needs to be?

This video will help you avoid overly difficult, sprawling writing projects.

A quick video about chess, sailing ships, and happy writers 

Stay focused and write a book people will love

  • Discover the danger of too many elements
  • Learn how limits can enhance your artistic powers
  • Beat the inner demons that wreck your simple story

What you'll learn from this video...


Why complexity is risky

What if you write it and they don't get it?


The one-paragraph pitch

One way to describe your book in under sixty seconds.


Spot common obstacles

If a baby learns to talk, feel afraid.


The key part of chapter one

How to win readers over quickly.

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The low-stress first draft

A video training series for writers.

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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

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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