Craft a Story that Connects with Readers

Sometimes what your story needs most is hidden from view

The Storytelling Blueprint

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* Focus your ideas
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Hello there, I’m David, and I roar in my sleep.

My growling wakes up my wife so I ask her what animal I sound like.

She says a lion. Then a tiger. Wait, now I’m a cub.

She giggles. She laughs.

At me, not with.

That‘s okay, I know I’m strange…

* End frowned upon semi-dream sequence *

I’m strange with eyes wide open, too.

I just conceal it most the time.

It’s exhausting.

That’s why I love to write. I’m more open with my keyboard and let my oddities shine on the page.

You’re a writer like me so I’m thinking you’re strange, too. If so, thank goodness because that means you’re unique.

Because your strange ways help you create like no other writer can duplicate. 

And one-of-a-kind content has the ability to connect with people.

It can INSPIRE them.

It may CHANGE them.

It must ENTERTAIN them.

But before it can do any of those things, you have to develop your ideas into magnetic content that only you can put into words. Assuming you’re open to a new perspective, I can help you.


With design.

Okay fine. Design is really just code for structure.

But structure and creativity can coexist.

Better yet, they can complement and fuel each other.

Straight up, I know structure will help you get out of your own way and write content and craft stories that connect with readers.

Because people have been encouraged to receive stories in a certain way. It’s based on timeless principles being used in nearly every form of entertainment.

Right or wrong, it’s there.

Every viral article and best-selling book I’ve ever read had this structure living inside it. The same goes for hit movies and nearly everything on TV. Even the 20/20 murder special I watched the other night used it.

Story structure is everywhere and once you grasp it, you may be surprised you didn’t see it before. It definitely opened my eyes.

I became lucid in that moment.

My confidence got a crazy boost, too. I saw how mastering structure would help me build a story that moved readers.

My current novel manipulates this structure and it’s the book I’m proud to be publishing in 2022.

This blog is where I share everything I’ve learned about what goes into a story that turns readers into fans.

I share free illustrated guides, advanced storytelling principles, and the final steps of my journey to publication.

I invite you to be among the lucid.


David Villalva (Vee-yahl-vah)
Lucid Storyteller (Self-proclaimed)

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