What the Day Comprises

You are invited to spend a fascinating, information-packed day with David Baboulene. You will leave excited and inspired, because you will know how to harness the power of your stories.

David draws on his work with an amazing array of famous collaborators, including:

  • From Films: Bob Gale. Legendary Hollywood scriptwriter of the Back to the Future trilogy and writer, producer, director on dozens of other film productions.

  • From Acting: Mark Williams. The Fast Show; The Harry Potter films; Shakespeare in Love - an actor's perspective from one of the UKs best loved.
  • From Books: Lee Child 16 million Jack Reacher novels sold in 43 countries and 29 languages.
  • From Television Comedy: John Sullivan. Only Fools and Horses; Citizen Smith; Just Good Friends - one of the most successful sitcom writers of all time.
  • From Theatre: Willy Russell. Educating Rita; Shirley Valentine; Blood Brothers... and many more. Possibly the most influential man in theatre of the last 100 years.
  • From Publishing: Stewart Ferris. MD of Summersdale - one of the leading independent UK publishers.

David will help you to understand how to turn your story ideas into the most powerful stories they can be.


 David and Bob

David with Bob Gale - writer of Back to the Future

Mark Williams

Mark Williams - Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films.

Lee Child

Best selling crime writer, Lee Child.

Willy Russell

Theatre legend, Willy Russell.

John Sullivan

John Sullivan OBE, with Delboy's limo!

Stewart Ferris

Stewart Ferris, MD Summersdale Publishers Ltd.


Subtext Definitnio

How to write

be a producer

be a writer

guide to writing


Understanding story structure

understanding story elements

understanding story problems

story consultant

story analysis



Delegate Comments on David's Story Book Seminars

"Every session provided a ‘eureka moment’ for me; another sudden insight into ways to improve my stories and find direction for me as a writer.”

“A wonderful combination of technical knowledge balanced with the recognition that story must come from the heart of the individual. Your seminars have helped me enormously.”

“Made something very complex beautifully clear.”

“Hugely entertaining and motivating.”

“It would be hard to improve these seminars. I would recommend them to everyone.”

"Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful."


How the day Unfolds:


What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do they work?

The Top Notes: The story framework, narrative and character growth.


The utterly critical and definitive role of subtext in story power.

The relationship between plot and character - why are they one and the same thing?


The life blood of story - Conflict and Antagonism.

Understanding story structure. How to use it and when to forget it.


How to understand how good your story is. Story evaluation, analysis, problem resolution and optimisation.

The Salesman's Hat - packaging and selling your story.

Analysis, workshops, Q&A.

Quick beer, and SAD GOODBYES!

The day also includes interactive and workshop components, screenings and examples from dozens of writers and classic works from Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse through Philip K Dick to Back to the Future.