Select Page

BLOG

80 Lame Cliches Made Insanely Great

80 Lame Cliches Made Insanely Great

(Click here to watch David present this listicle on his YouTube channel.) 1. Life goes on… until it doesn’t.. 2. At the end of the day… you go to sleep. 3. Love is blind… and hate is lucid. 4. If you don’t have anything nice to say… then shut the front door. 5. Don’t...

Happy Heart Day ♥️

Happy Heart Day ♥️

I'm here to share my heart with you, my story heart.  The Story Heart illustrates the four key elements that give life to well-designed storylines. This visual piece belongs to a new video version of The Storytelling Blueprint that I'm working on. Jumpstart your story...

What is Life⁉️

What is Life⁉️

Okay, so I finish telling wife about this blog post idea, and she says, That’s cute. “Cute” is the picture book I originally self-published when I was 16 years old. It’s crazy because I remember when I wrote its story in English, translated it into Spanish, drew its...

Game Over: The Death of Self

Game Over: The Death of Self

“I was born ready,” he says. “Will you die ready?” I reply. On Tuesday night, my mother told me for the first time that she died as a five-year-old child. She storytold being at the bottom of the pool, a shadow breeching the surface, and a darkness swimming toward...

The Curse of Living, Creatively

The Curse of Living, Creatively

Wife asks, “Did you sleep okay?” “No, I died.” “Wow, I’ve never died in my sleep,” she says. “You were there. I kept watching after it happened.” In this dream I created, I lived after I died - at least my consciousness. In this life you’ve created, will you live...

Love > Hate

Love > Hate

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” - Antoine de...

Quote, Unquote

Quote, Unquote

External words often help us internalize our own. I’ve embraced many words by many voices, and among them, one of my favorites is Alan Watts. Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. I’ve found his views toward existence to be...

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

Are you seeing anything yet? 4 REALZ I’m riding in the car with wife, son, daughter, three nieces, and we’re conversing about the New Year. “Maybe we can all get 2020 vision?” I say. “Did you hear that from someone?” son says. “I’m serious,” I say. 4 REELZ For real,...

Mental Particles Vol. 3

Mental Particles Vol. 3

12/13/2019 - (Email) Experience 6:31am:   FROM: A.C.   TO: David Villalva     Re: Mental Particles Vol. 2   Please don’t waste my time and yours. STOP sending me nonsense. I’ve unsubscribed so take me off your list.   Kind regards,   ~ A.C....

Mental Particles Vol. 2

Mental Particles Vol. 2

4/2/2017 - Dream Dream: Gifts were hidden in the house. The game was to have everyone find the gifts before they exploded (including the kids). 4/6/2017 - Thought Tests have been done. 9/15/2018 - (Gateway) Experience I astral projected for the second time. The first...

Mental Particles Vol. 1

Mental Particles Vol. 1

12/8/2000 - Dream I could fly throughout the whole night. It was winter and I was near ice and trees. I was like Superman helping save people. There was a competition between me and someone evil. I am pretty sure I won, and there was a billiards game involved. There...

April Time Stamps

April Time Stamps

"Make it About them, and they'll make it About you." That’s what a past mentor once told me. Make it About who? I’m not sure what’s best so I’m going to just record my thoughts in this timestamped moment on 4/19/2019. How will we connect? Why would we connect? How...

😥 Morning of Mourning

😥 Morning of Mourning

Rude awakenings clip my wings. When the slumber ceases - The hunger for peace increases. Fear is fought while tears are caught. In a dream, I was safe and sound - But now a scene serene cannot be found. Alas, it seems I’m too familiar with how this sounds. So this...

Water Works

Water Works

** Pre.Script. The following post was originally transcribed on 7/13/2019 ending 10:12am. It is now the second day of the Autumnal Equinox, and I have cried since creating this piece. ** I want to cry. Except I do not remember how to cry.  I know I cried buckets when...

Time is the Eye

Time is the Eye

The Turtle is the Surface of Significance. That sentence erupted in my mind during a shower. So I wrote the words onto a waterproof page using a pencil. I do not know how to show you the images I witnessed in that first sentence. Time is the Eye. That sentence arrived...

📦🔑 Keep the Box Unlocked

📦🔑 Keep the Box Unlocked

When you unfold the box, it becomes the cross. Secrets revealed. ❓❓ I speak with my niece as I pull a frame from the wall, reach underneath, and make contact. “What are you doing?” she says. “I'm removing the bug I watched crawl behind this hanging picture.” ❗️❗️ I...

Countdown: 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣✳️

Countdown: 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣✳️

Begin. Fast. Draft. Novel. Writing. Process. Because yesterday, my outline containing 55 scenes was deemed complete. It remains imperfect, but I’m maintaining today’s the perfect day to start the process. I encourage you to explore here if you are interested in...

Week in Review

Week in Review

I love to escape to create. What’s the alternative? Escape to consume? Minutes ago, as I stood inside this hotel room’s bathroom, I thought about how once my relief session ended, I'd get to meet you on the page in this very moment. And during this very minute, I am...

The Storyteller’s Truth

The Storyteller’s Truth

Storyteller, is that you? Friend? Oh no, foe? Faux real though, everywhere I go, it seems strangeness courses the conscious streams and subconscious networks. Tread and spread carefully. 🤫 REBOOTING… Storyteller, welcome to another creative update: -  My novel writing...

Progress in the Process

Progress in the Process

Progressing... There is progress in the novel writing process. My creation game relaunched October 1, 2019 because:  ❓How many novel drafts have I trunked without publication?  ⚠️ Enough. So after sidelining fiction writing for a few in lieu of alternative projects, I...

Draft Your Novel, Fast, for Free

Draft Your Novel, Fast, for Free

I am offering an online novel writing course. For free. 8 modules, 40+ videos, 30+ action steps, and 1-of-a-kind illustrated storytelling maps. No email address required. No games. No immediate guilt. No future guilt. The Fast Draft Novel Writing Process was designed...

🎞 Presenting: 🎬 Scenes Unseen

🎞 Presenting: 🎬 Scenes Unseen

I ditched wife in the Costco line. I called her as I exited the building. “What?" she said. “I just wanted to let you know that I made it out safely. Don’t worry about me.“ "Seriously, David? Goodbye,” she said. "I love you,” I said. She hung up. Know When to Eject Do...

Pin It on Pinterest