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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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Recent Issues of The Saturday Storyteller

Driving Your Story Forward with Dramatic Questions

Driving Your Story Forward with Dramatic Questions

Read Time: 3 minutesCapturing your audience's attention from the very first scene is crucial. One powerful technique is to pose dramatic questions that not only pique curiosity but also propels the narrative forward. In this article, we'll explore how to craft...

Setting the Stage for a Perfect Act 1

Setting the Stage for a Perfect Act 1

Read Time: 5 minutesWelcome to the starting line of your story: Act 1 Your first act is where the magic begins. It's where you introduce everyone to the world you've dreamed up and the characters who live in it. This is your moment to hook your audience and send them...

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