Welcome to the Summit!
7 Essential Keys to Planning Your Novel: Story Preparation for Pansters (part one)
Welcome #2 (if the first welcome session is too early)
When It Already Happened: Plotting Your Memoir
How Structure Informs Plot
Using Story Structure to Emotionally Connect to Your Readers
7 Essential Keys: part two
Download the thirty-seven page manual to help you sketch out and write a brand-new story — today.
Follow the prompts and lessons to construct a short story, step by step.
* Why you should write about the place you live.
* How to discover a new writing voice.
* Design a dramatic scene.
* How plot can reveal character.
Escape the Plot Forest mixes daily prompts, community support, and expert lectures. You'll finish the conference with specific, concrete goals for plotting your next draft.View the schedule
At some writing summits, you can watch a lot of great talks, but finish the event unsure how to apply the advice to your book, your writing, your life. After all, you've got stuff to do. You've got a lot on your plate: send that email to your boss, feed your demanding cats, scroll through social media in terror.
While each talk was great, you might wonder what to work on.
That's why, during Escape the Plot Forest, Daniel will teach his "Character-First Novel" seminar. Over three days of the summit, you'll get access to this training course for free: each lesson will guide you, via prompts and new techniques, to solve the problems in your current plot — or help you start your next book. You'll get specific, concrete advice that will get you writing.
He'll also follow up each lesson with tips on how each speaker's talk develops or adds to the lessons in the workshop.
Our experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics. And they have one goal: to help you tell a better story.Meet the speakers
You're busy. I understand. And sometimes it's hard to find the time to watch all the talks during a summit.
That's why, after the event ends, Daniel will host a series of "watch parties" for everyone who buys access to the replays (via the "Plot Pass.") We'll watch them as a group, over Zoom, chatting and answering a lot of questions. Popcorn and alcoholic drinks are not included in the ticket price, but are encouraged.
"He really is the literary midwife."
"The book I wrote after we worked together landed me my agents at InkWell, and back in May, we sold two novels to Macmillan!"
"Not all good writers are good teachers, but Daniel David Wallace (a talented, thoughtful writer himself) is a terrific instructor."
"Daniel had a stroke of literary genius that took everything I’d written to the next level."