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The 7 Habits of Writers Who Get Published

Seven Solid Gold Modules in One Course.

All the Knowledge You Need to Get The Future You Want.

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And the winner is...

A successful career requires solid foundations.

Here are a few examples of the kind of knowledge that awaits you in the DreamEngine Author Community. 

Masters in Story Theory(From Habit 2)

What is a story? Why do stories exist? 

Your mind is made from narrative. Life events are narrative. Everything you know only has meaning in a narrative context. In the second habit of writers who get published, using entertaining examples from stories and film clips, we get to understand linguistics and how stories trigger the mental reflexes we use to make memories

If you happen to be in advertising or politics you will also learn how stories can be crafted in slightly more insidious ways to plant memories we didn't know we had, too...

You will understand in simple, intuitive terms the overlap between the power in a story and how the mind works.

Brain Gears

Masters in Story Theory(From Habit 2)

Knowledge Gaps and Subtext

If your friend shouts: "Oh, My God! That woman is SUCH a--!"

You just finished that sentence, didn't you?! (Shame on you...) You filled in the gap. You completed the narrative logic. Instinctively. Unconsciously. Automatically.

Do you instinctively create a narrative progression from the static image, below? Do you project forwards and predict what will happen? This is what we do. In small, medium, large and epic. And we do it the time.

Using interactive examples, the light begins to shine on the critical role that narrative plays in how our mind works, and exactly how every story gets its power to make you love it, take ownership and feel gripped.  


A Story Development Process(From Habit 3)

From Story Seed to Silver Screen

Follow the documented creation of my film story, Bella, I take you on the full story development process, from the first seed of the idea to the final glorious production. You will see the original idea, the premise getting fleshed out, development of the step outline, the final script coming to life. You can read the idea, the premise, the step outline, the script and you can have EXCLUSIVE access to the finished film itself.

I will be doing the same thing for a major story development in the coming year to create a 100,000 word novel, entitled Mayakin, from nothing to a novel and a premiere in London and LA on the silver screen (through my film production company, Skylark Vision). 

I'm also working online in real time with aspiring writers - members of the DreamEngine community - so you can watch the development process in action. The first of these is there already - come watch my Zoom Calls With an Author!

Cover of Working With a Contemporary Step Outline Bella David Baboulene

Story Analysis(From Habit 7)

Ultimate Power - The Storification Dynamic

Storification sounds complicated, but by using childrens' stories, short films and lots of well-known story examples you will fully understand how it works, because you will experience storification in your own mind. From here, I will show you how to make that happen for someone else. This is the ultimate tool in the craft of story creation.   

It's about recognising that the power of a story lies in what it means to the receiver. That is a story's real powerbase... and you will understand how that power is crafted into place by the events depicted through character behaviours in the narration. That power will become accessible to you in terms of your own stories... and now you are a writer who understands their craft. 


Marketing Through Story(From Habit 4)

The MAIN Reason Writers Fail...

One word: Marketing. You don't do it, and what you do doesn't work.  

In habit's 4 and 5 we learn everything there is to know about marketing - I mean everything, from sales funnels to copywriting - and it's all done using story branding. That is, a type of marketing that uses story dynamics to frame your marketing campaign. 

Secret 1: It's not about selling books. It's about creating a brand and what I call a 'mythology' around yourself and your characters or expertise.  

Secret 2: When you come to sell yourself and your product, the hero of your story... is not you. 

Secret 3: If you do even a minimal amount of EFFECTIVE marketing, you will increase your chances of getting a deal exponentially. 


The Secret Sauce(From Habit 6)

The Secret Sauce...

Habit number six provides the secret sauce that not only takes you from where you are today to an absolute certainty of getting published, but also...

...I Guarantee It.

How? Well, I will become your personal mentor, work with you on your story, your marketing and your pitch targets. This is a paid service, and you do have to qualify in order to work with me; that is, you must complete the 7 Habits course and you must write a full-length manuscript. 

However, that's all you have to do. You WILL get published. And I WILL guarantee it.  

David Baboulene at BAFTA, 2019

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Cheryl Neve
Cheryl Neve Scriptwriter - Sitting Under the Chestnut Tree (2021)
David has been invaluable in my story development. He has improved my screenwriting immensely, and has given me the tools I need to write the best possible stories. I doubt there is a story anywhere that couldn't benefit from his input.
Hannah Stevenson
Hannah Stevenson Producer - Eaten by Lions (2019); Uncertain Kingdom (2020)
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.
Alex Marx
Alex Marx Writer/Producer - Miraculous Isabella (2021)
Story is based on the psychology in the conversation between an author and an audience. David brings the world genuinely new tools and methods that give you an objective and measurable understanding of how good your story is and clarity in how to improve it. Highly recommended.

The DreamEngine Author Academy - Lifetime Membership

Solid gold video seminars for authors.  

  • Marketing Using Story Branding. 

  • Create your Author Mythology.

  • Learn how to leverage your mythology using social media the world over. 

  • Become a Master of Story Theory.

  • The Story Development Process.

  • Deal with the publishing industry as an equal. Don't forget: If you have a great story, They Are Desperate to Find You! 

  • Resources, examples and templates to package and present yourself and your story.

  • Get a personal relationship with DreamEngine Publishing. 

  • EARN MONEY from your stories and your knowledge of how they work. Imagine that!  

PLUS Get support and feedback from your peers - a huge, global author community.

PLUS You get periodic FREE one-on-one consultations with me to discuss your story and career. 

PLUS: Get this for value: I have been paid more than $2000 to deliver this material 'live'. Today, for you, all seven courses are just $399. 

Hold on... That's an 80% Discount.

$399 to change your life and make your future? A pretty small investment if you are serious about your writing career. 

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$399 one-off payment for LIFETIME ACCESS to the DreamEngine. The courses will split into separately priced modules on a subscription model SOON, so get this exceptional price BEFORE things change! 

A Few More...

Carolyn Goodyear Writer/Producer
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.
Mark Halliley
Mark Halliley Writer/Producer
We cannot recommend David highly enough. His insights and expertise have been invaluable, helping us get our script to the point where we’ve sold the option and look forward to full production.
Eric Ongeri Writer
The course is amazing! I'm learning so much! I'll literally have to go through my old manuscripts and rewrite them so that I can embrace the improvements that are already obvious to me now. Ignorance, honestly, is not bliss. I don't know how on Earth I would have done my manuscripts any justice if I had published them before coming across your teachings. Thank you, David.


  • How long must I sign up for?
    • You are signing up to join the DreamEngine family for LIFE! One payment, lifetime access.

      As and when the model changes, you will retain free access to the promised courses.   

  • Can I ask you to work with me on my story or with my team?
    • Yes. On a short story (any medium), I charge £500. It's a lot more on a full-length work, of course, but let's chat and see what we can do. 

      Get in touch via the Contact Page or get in touch with my representation at SMA Talent in the UK. Contact Olav using the details below: 

      Olav Wyper:
      Tel: +44 (0)1379 586734

  • Can I get a discount?
    • I love nothing more than sharing my knowledge, and I would hate to think anyone is excluded.

      There will always be discounts for anyone who needs them. Don't be shy! I want to help. Get in touch via the contact page and I will make it work for you.  



There comes a time when you must invest in yourself to get the career you want. 


Have you reached that moment in your life?

I have given these courses live for $2000. Today you can get LIFETIME ACCESS to the complete set of Story, (Theory and Development), Publishing, Producer, Consultancy and Marketing seminar sets - over 30 hours of content - for just $399.

A small investment for a life-changing return.  

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