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The 7 Habits of Writers Who Get Published

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To make it as an author, you need to do more than just write to make yourself attractive to publishers.  Below are a few examples of the kind of fascinating and life-changing knowledge that awaits you through The Seven Habits of Writers Who Get Published

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

Using clips and short films, we learn the basic substance of story and how to use it. The writer encodes knowledge gaps into the narrative. Gaps in knowledge are an evolutionary alarm signal for risk, so we become engaged and take ownership of the narrative the moment there is a gap to fill. The receiver decodes by providing the knowledge that goes into the gap from their own knowledge and experience. 

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 begin 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, including the full story development to create a 100,000 word novel, entitled Mayakin, from inspiration, through premise, step outline, manuscript to book. Then on to a script and a film shoot and eventually, to a premiere in London and LA on the silver screen (through my film production company, Skylark Vision). 

The point being, you can see how a story can build around the two 'ends' - the initial inspiration in the mind of the author and the translation to what happens in the mind of the receiver. Critical learning - a Story Development Process is habit number 3.

Cover of Working With a Contemporary Step Outline Bella David Baboulene

Story Analysis(From Habit 7)

Ultimate Power - The Storification Dynamic

The author frames and orientates the audience, the characters take their actions in real-time in the story world, the receiver interprets a narrative, fills the gaps with subtext and creates meaning in mind through storification

Storification is the secret. It 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 we start to think about using this ultimate power dynamic to make a story analysis and development process based on genuine knowledge of where the power in any particular story lies.  

Note how this differs from traditional story theory. Instead of talking about key questions and turning points and spirit guides, we are recognising that the power of a story lies in what it means to the receiver. The psychology in the conversation between an author and a 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. NOW you will see where changes can have a positive effect. 


Marketing Through Story(From Habit 4)

The MAIN Reason Writers Fail...

Marketing. You MUST sell yourself and your story. It's a fact of life for an author. The main reason writers fail to make the transition from enthusiastic artist to a professional making money is that they lack the ability to promote themselves effectively to the industry. 

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

Selling is ALL about the story, and here's a hint: When YOU come to sell yourself and your product, the hero of your story... is not you. 


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.  


Become a Story Consultant(From Habit 7)

Story Consultancy

It's one thing to learn to develop a story from the seeds of an inspiration and building outwards. It's a whole different discipline to begin with an existing script or story, and work from the top down, analysing what is already there, establishing the power bands, identifying strengths and weaknesses, proposing and justifying changes and then quantifying the story in terms of popular appeal. 

Story analysis, problem resolution, optimisation and evaluation for investment. 

This is the only course of its kind IN THE WORLD. You can work as a story consultant on completion. 

David Baboulene at BAFTA, 2019


You WILL Get Published

These are just a few of the nuggets you will find in the DreamEngine. In simple terms, it's like this:

Do The 7 Habits and you WILL get published.

So it's your choice! $399 to change your life. 

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Become a Master of Story Theory

Learn Marketing Using Story Dynamics

Package & Present Yourself to the Industry


Come on a journey to get yourself PUBLISHED. 

You ARE publishable. You just have to learn how to work with the industry. These seven habits are the key differentiators that set a publishable author apart from the crowd. 

Get this: I guarantee you will get a publishing deal if you do my training and complete a full-length book. It's my personal promise. 

Begin your journey to get the future you choose.


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 7 Habits of Writers Who Get Published

Seven solid gold courses for authors.  

  • Set yourself apart from the competition: Professionalism, Productivity, Self-confidence and Quality.

  • Become a Master of Story.

  • Learn: The Story Development Process.

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

  • An entire course on: Marketing Using Story

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

  • Learn: story analysis, problem resolution, optimisation and evaluation for investment.  

  • Get a personal GUARANTEE from me that you WILL get a publishing deal.

  • Get a personal relationship with DreamEngine Publishing. 

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

PLUS I will send you a FREE eBook of my 5-star rated: Story Theory - The Connection Between Mind and Narrative.

PLUS You get periodic FREE one-on-one consultations with me to discuss your story, your publishing, marketing or whatever else you would like to work through. 

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. 

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$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.
Alex Marx
Alex Marx Writer
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.


  • 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.  



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In future, the courses will split into separately charged modules on a subscription model, but to get the gates open and some people coming through, I am giving away 100 memberships on this exceptional, one-off payment basis. 

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