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The StoryPower Masterclasses

The thing that lights me up in life is helping aspiring writers discover more about their stories, develop their potential, get a deal and bring that story to life. It's sooo wonderful. So this entire website is really me being selfish: Finding writers I can work with who have stories, and are willing to put some work into getting themselves up there.

So I'm not going to put you through some sales funnel or marketing spin. If you've been on the site even a few minutes, you'll know if this is right for you, so if you are one of those people, let's get stuck straight into how we can start working together.

This is my best offer, OK? This is cutting to the chase so I can give you my entire, Godfather of an offer straight off the bat, and we can get cracking with you and your stories!

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Here's what you get:

MyStoryPower Masterclasses

Through a series of around 50 hours of online seminars (and growing…), you get THE most advanced and contemporary understanding of how stories get their power to grip and engage a human mind, available anywhere on earth today.

All done with short films and clips from legendary movies and classic TV shows to clearly show the theory in action; and we are going to have a few laughs along the way, too.

"The course is amazing! I'm learning so much! Who knew that ignorance, honestly, is not bliss?! I don't know how on earth I would have done my manuscripts any justice if I had sent them out before coming across your teachings. Thank you, David."
(Anonymous delegate feedback)
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The StoryPower masterclasses are broken out into the following subject areas:

Through a series of around 50 hours of online seminars (and growing…), you get THE most advanced and contemporary understanding of how stories get their power to grip and engage a human mind, available anywhere on earth today.

All done with short films and clips from legendary movies and classic TV shows to clearly show the theory in action; and we are going to have a few laughs along the way, too.

1. Why do stories exist?

We begin with some theory on the psychology of story. Why stories exist, what are stories, how they work, and why they have such a profound impact on us compared to other forms of communication.

2. Knowledge gaps and subtext

How knowledge gaps and subtext are the common denominator for human mental processes AND stories. I will show you how they are the substance of story and how that translates into a toolbox for you to knowledgeably craft your stories to deliver that profound impact on their audience.

3. The writer, the character, and the audience Joe…

There are three essential roles in a story, one for each of the participants in every story: The role of the writer; the role of the characters; and the role of the receiver (reader, listener, audience…). Each has a role, and you, as the writer, the God of the story, control them all!

4. The clever bit – storification

When your receiver starts building the story for themselves in their mind, and is getting more than the basic meaning of the action and words, THAT is the subtext working, and that is called storification. It’s so, so powerful, and when you get this going deliberately, you are becoming a master of story. Here’s a quick example:

“FOR SALE. BABY’S SHOES. NEVER WORN”

If you ‘received’ a small advertisement for someone selling footwear, then you got the narrative. If you got something to do with death in childbirth, you just got storification.

Absolutely critical, mind-blowing power in every beat, scene, sequence, act, and entire story.

Dammit! You got me going and now I’ve started getting involved in the good stuff!

5. After this...

Lots and LOTS of examples and clips from famous films and TV shows, and whole short films and resources to demonstrate the principles, have it all make sense and to turn you into not only a story theory expert, but also to empower you tomake your stories from knowledge gaps and subtext. These are the substance of great story. At this point will be amazed to find yourself making stories that absolutely explode onto new dimensions.

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"Once you have discovered David's approach, you will find the proof of it in every single story you ever hear, read or watch, ever again, and you will never write in quite the same way again. David’s discoveries are a game changer for writers."
KRIS MOLE (Author Gatecrashing Europe, 2012)
“Every session provided another ‘eureka moment’ for me; another sudden insight into ways to improve my stories and find direction for me as a writer.”
Anonymous delegate feedback
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And THEN you get all the bonus goodies below. But before that, let’s grasp the nettle and talk about the pricing for this…

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Pricing

OK, so I've given the above course for more than £1500 (~$2000) live. So let's say I'm giving you a 50% discount (this is what we'd do if we were reeling you in with a sales funnel, right?!).

We'll start at £1500 and drop £50% to £1250. Rounding it, let’s call it a grand. Done deal. Not bad, right?

More than 50% off?! (And we'd pretend that's the discount price, OK?) Don't click this button, then. OK? It's just pretend.

Don’t click that one! I wonder if one day someone will actually click that one?!

AND you get the following thrown in. Let's start with a modest appetiser…

You get a free copy of my best-selling book: The Story Book. All yours. Free. It has sold tens of thousands of copies in multiple languages. It has hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon - take a look. Mind you, you can decide for yourself, because you're getting a copy of your own, for free.

"David is the new Aristotle. He is truly a master when it comes to the science behind storytelling"
Craig Hinde, Director
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A bonus FREE course on marketing

This is the antidote for your hatred and distrust of marketing. Get this: There is a type of marketing called Story Branding that uses story dynamics to create powerful marketing copy and campaigns.

Once you are underway with the main course, you can become a genuine, bona fide marketing expert by adding this 1.5 hour marketing course to your armoury.

It includes specific material for writers selling themselves and their work to the industry, and, perhaps above all else, it actually makes marketing interesting!

You'll never see marketing in the same way again. I got work in marketing once I knew this stuff. I was transformed.

It's a short course (most of the work is done through learning story theory), it's surprisingly powerful, and transforms your prospects as a writer, and even qualifies you to find work as a writer delivering marketing copy.

I actually did this during lockdown. It was fun! And the agency started using my course to teach their copywriters.

You get it for free. It's easy - because the method uses story… and you are an expert in story by this point!

"David has been God sent for me. His sincerity towards your success is beyond anything I have ever come across in this industry. He is all about you and your purpose."
Rachna Malkani - Writer and Business Owner
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How to make a killer Pitch Deck

So you've learned how to market yourself to the industry, but one massively important skill is to learn to build a pitch deck. Movie scripts get bought and sold on the basis of a decent pitch deck alone, even to the point that a producer who loves a pitch deck will not even bother reading the script. They know the story has everything they need to sell it. I'm not even close to joking. This is exactly what happens. So making a perfect pitch deck is absolutely key to your future.

“David’s guided tour around all the working parts of the ‘story engine’ was a complete revelation. As a direct result I now believe I am better equipped to structure a narrative in order to connect with people on an emotional level. If you are serious about telling a story that will resonate with readers, viewers and the industry you cannot afford to miss this seminar…”
Lee Hollins, Writer
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One-on-one consultation with me

OK, so once you get to this point, I can quickly get up to speed with you. You did my courses, so we're singing off the same songsheet, you made a pitchdeck, so you have something to sell, and you did some story branding, so you know how to sell.

At this point, I will be absolutely delighted to jump on a call and see what we can do together. Best case scenario? Well, I've given film and/or book and/or both film and book deals to people who have got to this point. You are now the world expert on your story; you know what you are doing, and I'm in prime position to get next to you early on in your path to success! I mean that in the nicest possible way, and -even in the worst case scenario - I will help you all I can.

Worst case scenario? If your work isn't above the bottom line yet, I'll tell you exactly why, I'll give you critical feedback and a routemap to help you to get there. Quite often, when a writer isn't ready yet, there will be clear practical reasons that can readily be addressed.

You get my email address from day one, by the way. By coming on board, you have a contact in the film industry

"The insight that David brought to our project was invaluable. David was able to turn our script that was a compelling story attracting initial interest into a page turner of a screenplay. He is creatively inspiring while maintaining a kind, collaborative humility that should not be underestimated. Thank you so much David."
Hannah Stevenson - Producer: In Another Life (2017), Eaten by Lions (2018) and Pavement (2020)
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Discount Access to my Live StoryPower Masterclasses

OK, so it's all well and good to jump on Zoom and have a one-to-one, but isn't it better if we can meet up, get a beer and talk face-to-face? In the coming period, I am planning to ramp up the live events, and would love to meet you there and shake you by the hand!

I asked people at my live show to provide anonymous feedback, so they could tell me what they truly think! Here's a few examples.

"Thanks for all your work David, this was all really useful. I love your style of presentation and your humour."
nonymous delegate feedback
"10/10! I've never deconstructed a story in such a way and he makes it riveting and funny, so kudos, David!
nonymous delegate feedback
"David was clear, fun, insightful and kind. It was really useful to be able to talk to him. He was very approachable and gave everyone really clear feedback."
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Access to Bella - real world movie-maker training

I made a short film in 2021, entitled Bella. It has no conflict. No dialogue. No bad guy. I did it to demonstrate a number of knowledge gap dynamics that aren't part of the cookie-cutter formulae that are normally peddled. I started with a simple idea for a story.

I take you from there to a premise. Then a treatment. Then a step-outline. Then a script. And then an actual movie, up there on the big screen. You get to see every moment of that progression, and there is a book that accompanies it. In the coming year, I'm making a full-length feature film with the same depth of engagement with the process and the detail of every step along the way.

You are welcome to come along on that journey with me. I will be offering people the chance to come on set, to be an extra in the movie, to attend the premier. To get involved!

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Become a Story Consultant

I believe EVERY story being made, anywhere in the world, should have a story consultant on the team. I see so many stories get trampled underfoot in the rush to make a movie, it's CRITICAL that someone there is looking after the beating heart that EVERYONE relies on!

Part of this training is for you to become a story consultant, should you wish to do so, or at least serve that purpose if you have another role on the shoot.

"David’s love and understanding of story has elevated many of my scripts which have subsequently gone on to be produced and win awards. He’s a fantastic story consultant – encouraging and full of good ideas – I can’t imagine ever writing a script without asking David to read it."
CAROLYN GOODYEAR Writer/Producer (ENS; HomeWreckers; Lilly Lemoncello).
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Nuts and Bolts

Not a lot of money when you think how much you get, and how much it's going to change your life.

Ok, one final part of this offer is the money thing. Like I say, I'm not asking £1500. I'm not asking A grand! Surely, it can't be less than £750?! That would be ridiculous, right?!

OK, I'll stop messing about. I am offering you this course today at the incredible knock-down price of just £299.

And because I don't want to muck about with sales funnels and silliness, I'm going to give you £50 so we can seal the deal and get on with it. So there it is. Everything included, all in, at £249.

Oh, and one more valuable addition! You get a 14 day, 100% money back guarantee.

No quibbles. I don't want any unhappy customers, so if you aren't entirely happy, you can have a full refund, just by asking. And you get to keep the book! 🙂

Loads to gain. Nothing to lose. Let's go!

I look forward to meeting you.

David

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