Bummer, I thought we were going to try finishing your novel together?

If you’re open to hearing from previous storytellers who partnered up with me, look below to read feedback on the kind of experience you’ll receive inside the Fast Draft Novel Writing Playbook.

The playbook takes you from “story idea” to completed scene-by-scene outline so you can write a novel that connects with readers.

Including proven practices that help you dissolve self-doubt during writing sessions – so you can draft your well-designed story, fast.

Straight up, this process works because it was shaped based on the needs of fiction writers like these:

David’s Fast Draft breaks content down into manageable segments so it’s not overwhelming and his delivery is friendly and entertaining.

The second aspect I enjoyed were the action steps that coincided with each module. They allowed me to practice the principals discussed in the videos and apply it all to my own story.

The course created a lot of “ah ha” moments, and helped me identify areas where I had been stuck.


Fast Draft is a really pro-active, no-nonsense, get-your-story-down-on-the-page kind of program. From the very first module I was able to focus my theme directly into the machinations of the protag, antag and story idea, and from there my story developed in ways I never thought possible.

David encourages you to look inside, dig deep and commit to writing your story in your own unique way.

This course has made my characters and my story come alive. 🙂


Fast Draft makes the writing process smooth and clear, allowing me to get straight to the heart of my story. I haven’t been blocked since I started the program, and I’m writing at a faster pace than ever before!


I have enjoyed every moment of Fast Draft! Its structure was so relevant to creating my story, and I am finding my own story thanks to all of the advice. I recommend this course and David is supportive all along the way. 🙂


For years, I’ve worked without a guideline or map. It’s always easy to buy another book or download articles off the Internet, but none of these methods really help a beginning writer understand the true inner workings involved when writing a novel.

David’s Fast Draft provided visual examples and its worksheets gave me the tools to take a great deal of difficulty out of the novel writing process.

Yes, it’s hard work, but anything worth doing requires hard work, right?


When some writers talk about outlining stories by reverse engineering from the ending, I wonder how on earth they know how their story ends, when all I have is some vague notion about the characters and maybe a scene in mind which sparked my interest in finding out what happens.

The Fast Draft exercises on thinking about possible themes and how they can influence the characters and the ending has helped immensely. I’ve never felt this confident about a story BEFORE writing it. In fact, I’ve never thought this much about a story before writing it!


I have read many books on creative writing over the years, yet David surprised me with deeper insights throughout Fast Draft.

I greatly appreciate his encouragement and willingness to share his understanding of fiction through lectures, diagrams, and slides, and I look forward to having access to what he chooses to share in the future.


The loneliness of writing can be truly intense. Having started my attempted novels, I realised that I experience a crisis point when I begin to lose the plot…. quite literally.

But doing David’s Fast Draft course helped to centre me, made me look again, rethink, rewrite. Most importantly it made me reach out and have the confidence and courage to do that. To allow other people in, without prejudicing my story.

David and his course have now become an integral part of my writing life. If you are just starting out or – like me – a bit more into it, I highly recommend this course to help you along your way.


If a first-time author completes David’s Fast Draft program, they will not only finish their draft, they’ll have something head and shoulders above what they’d have if they didn’t know or follow the principles and processes that David walks you through.

Even an experienced author will learn ways to streamline their work and identify gaps in their creative work flow.





Just try the Fast Draft Process online without email registration or paying for the Print or Digital Playbook. If your story doesn’t experience any meaningful improvement or change, I request you let me know where things stalled, and I’ll improve the course for others.

Please let me break down why I want to make this pledge to you.

Straight up, I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours learning what I’ve packed into the course materials. It’s kind of embarrassing sharing those numbers behind what it took me to get here.

I thought about erasing these disclosures – but I won’t.

Because on the other side of embarrassment lives another truth – I’m proud of everything I’ve put into my writing and editing dreams. 

My twisted road gave me the confidence to keep moving forward, helped me write one-of-a-kind stories, and resulted in the creation of this course, and my impending debut novel.

Yes, the Fast Draft Process isn’t just about organizing ideas, absorbing plot and scene structure, and writing with a bold mindset. It’s about equipping fellow storytellers with a step-by-step playbook that guides you to tell the story you want to share.

That’s why I let this course sit around for two years after it made thousands during two open carts. And now I’m giving it away online to help you create your story with purpose.

Also, I know the process works, that’s why I want to make sure we’re good all around.

It’s simple and straight up:

Participate in the course and see for yourself. If the online materials don’t help you, then no worries because you didn’t even lose an email address.

If you purchase the Digital Playbook, just shoot me an email, and I’ll refund you – 100% – and you get to keep the digital workbook.

Or if you buy the Print Playbook at Amazon, well, we’ll work it out through Amazon. 

Here’s all I ask, just make sure you continue to explore your story. I request you keep creating and stay on your path to impact audiences.


I care about my current and long-term reputation.

I want to help storytellers shave months and years off their journey to publication.

The challenge is that while some storytellers are committed to doing the work, this course isn’t necessarily for the folks who aren’t quite ready to give the craft a bit more attention.

So please read this carefully, because this should help you choose if you should invest your time and money in the Fast Draft Process.


  • You’re looking for a magic bullet (a course that manufactures best-selling novels). You’ll have to put in the work of expanding your ideas, being open to new advice, learning the intricacies of storytelling frameworks living inside fiction, and adjusting your mental approach to your writing sessions.
  • You think one solid story will take you to financial freedom. Novel writing and storytelling is all about the long game. It’s about understanding what it takes to finish a story you’re proud to share with the world, actually accomplishing that once, and then doing it all over again.
  • You already have a story and you aren’t willing to change your ideas or anything about it. If you oppose feedback, how can anyone help you?
  • You’re simply looking for a “kick-in-the-azz” or some “super inspiration” to finish your story. I believe your purpose starts inside you and I’m here to support your calling, so while I’m open to giving you solid frameworks, unique support, and healthy psychological approaches to writing, I’m ultimately worried if your dreams aren’t already being inspired from within.


  • You’re ready to invest in yourself to write a story that you’ll be able to take to “The End.”
  • You’re patient, focused, and deliberate. You’re committed to putting in the time to design a unique story and writing plan, and you understand this will not happen overnight. You know that if you put in 5-10 hours per Module/Chapter and do the intentional work up front, you can create a writing process you can use again and again, novel after novel, and deliver readers with impactful stories again and again.
  • You’re looking for a fun playbook, not repurposed storytelling shortcuts.
  • You’re open to to navigating the life-changing journey of writing a novel. As Oscar Wilde said, “The heart was made to be broken.” Except Oscar Wilde also said, “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”


“What if I don’t have any free time?”

The Fast Draft Process will show you strategies that I spent nearly a decade learning. You get access to the course without any silly dripping of weekly content so you can complete the video and action step coursework at your own manageable pace – including how to organize, build, and write your story – with confidence. You’ll have a thorough plan to make the best of your limited time.

On top of that, I’m just going to be blunt here — We make time for what matters most to us.

I’ll also share that it’s never the perfect time to do most things in life. But at some point you must decide to invest in yourself (= time + money) so you can accomplish your life’s purpose and dreams – before you run out of time.

“Is this course live? What if I can’t make it online?”

This is NOT a live-stream course – so you absorb the online course materials whenever you’re on YouTube or at this domain. You can also purchase the Fast Draft Novel Writing Playbook in print or digital format. 

Print Playbook: Entire course on paper in a paperback workbook. Write your answers in a physical guidebook that you can smell and feel. This includes everything except for staring at a screen to complete the course.

Digital Playbook: Entire course on-screen in an editable PDF workbook. Type your answers into fillable fields and save progress at your pace. This includes everything except another real book to carry.

“Why should I consider this when there’s so much free information out there?”

I typically despise answering questions with another question, but I think this one warrants it – so here it goes… If there’s so much free information about how to write a novel, why haven’t you reached “The End”?

When I asked thousands of storytellers at my blog during a two year period about what held them back, the overwhelming response was STRUCTURE – followed by TIME CONSTRAINTS. There are countless free content providers you can tap into but they often deliver stuff out of order. That leaves you with a pile of free tactics you’ll have to spend the time putting together. The Fast Draft Novel Writing Process will provide you with a step-by-step creative approach unlike the rest.

“How do I know this will work for my genre?”

I won’t try and tell you that I know all genres, but I will tell you with confidence that the FRAMEWORK works for all genres. I’ve watched it play out in all genres of novels and flicks. The course shows you the proven structure that works for fiction and tells you exactly how to approach, brainstorm, create, and write stories inside your genre.

“What if I don’t have any story ideas?”

Of course, I can’t waive a wand and transform you into a creative genius, but I’m a firm believer that every person is unique and inside them lives a one-of-a-kind story waiting to be told. With that in mind, I’ll show you how to generate and develop your ideas, and design your fresh take on a unique story. You could literally have zero ideas right now, and the course will show you where to start and how to finish.

“How do I know this is any good?”

First, there’s a forever days guarantee. You’ll be able to check out the videos and action steps inside the online course without any risk. If you don’t feel like the Fast Draft Process offered enough value, you can ask for a refund for the digital version and we’ll resolve it quick. If purchased at Amazon, we will work it out.

Second, you’ll be learning from a serial drafter and lucid storyteller. Me. Myself. I.

I’ve written too many drafts to count and I wrote each one while studying the master storytellers including best-selling novelists and pro story coaches.

I’ve spent years studying the craft, but I’ve spent the same time being a nonstop practitioner actually working toward finishing a story I’m proud to share with the world. Also, I’m taking everything I’ve learned from the master storytellers I’ve studied – and mentors I’ve worked with – and putting it all into this course.

“What if I already have a partially written story?”

That’s great news, well done! You can take your existing ideas and plot, and conduct a story health check analysis using the course’s Modules/Chapters. In fact, my recent story was created by taking a trunked draft and applying the framework in this course. I know firsthand that this process can help take an existing idea and plot, and transform it into a well-designed story.

“How much help am I going to get? What if I need to talk to the self-proclaimed Lucid Storyteller, David Villalva, for a quick moment to move forward?”

First, thanks for seeking my counsel. 😉 And as much as I want to work one-on-one with every storyteller, I can’t do it because it’s impossible.

First, my wife would kill me before I got a chance to communicate with everyone, and there are only 17-20 waking hours in my days. But get this, you don’t need to hear what I have to say. Because multiple feedback options are laid out in the course. In fact, there’s an entire series of videos dedicated to helping you explore paths to receive fresh advice.

Second, if you’re dead set on listening to my take on your story, I offer a limited number of one-on-one calls for storytellers. Some people will read that and think, “Wow, it must be nice to have some money and pay extra to get access to David.” But the truth is that you can do this on your own without me. But for those storytellers who could be encouraged by my personal feedback, I’m willing to give up an hour or two of sleep to work with you.


If I didn’t answer all of your questions, feel free to drop me a line at anytime. I promise not to forsake you. 🙂