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David Villalva-10.27-22
David Villalva-10.27-22

Hey 👋 –

I’m Dave.

Since 2009, I’ve been obsessed with the art and science of storytelling.

In 2015, I began helping creative writers at this site, and in 2023, I embraced generative AI tools to craft stories at a pace and quality that feels like a dream come true.

Students have shared my way of:

“explaining plotting is the first time (they’ve) understood it” because it gave them “a handle on designing a plot framework and implementing it in a real and measurable way.”

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