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STARTS july 24, 2024

The Story Sculptor:
Edit Your Novel in 30 Days

Carve out your masterpiece in just 30 days with this supportive guided program.


Before You Proceed


With 60 days to complete editing your novel, The Story Sculptor moves at a fast 60 day pace. We recommend joining only if you are fully committed both in time and in desire to keep up with consistent progress.

Interaction is key and we recommend you engage with all suggested exercises and live discussion during accountability check-ins.

Your Host

The Wordsmith's Guide

Daniel Kaplan

Join our writing coach, Daniel for compelling live lessons and accountability check-ins throughout the month.

Live session dates and times are:
Session 1 - Wednesday, July 24th, 7pm ET
Session 2 - Thursday, July 25th, 7pm ET
Session 3 - Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm ET

Session 4 - Thursday, August 1st, 7pm ET
Session 5 - Wednesday, August 7th, 7pm ET
Session 6 - Wednesday, August 14th, 7pm ET
Session 7 - Wednesday, August 21st, 7pm ET
Session 8 - Wednesday, August 28th, 7pm ET

If you can't make it to a session, don't worry recordings will be uploaded for you to enjoy at your own pace alongside the rest of the course! 

Step inside the STORY SCULPTOR

From First Draft to Solid Edit in Just 30 Days


Recommended Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Embark on an exhilarating writing adventure, from the initial draft to the triumphant completion of your novel, all in just 30 days. While you put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) The Story Sculptor program guides you through every step of the novel-editing process in detail.

Dive deep into techniques that help you carve out your masterpiece, from dynamic character development to plot structuring. Learn to infuse your narrative with heart-pounding tension, ensuring readers are captivated from the first page to the last. Discover how to prune unnecessary subplots or diversions that add little to the book. Along the way, we'll help keep you accountable with check-ins and progress updates.

Whether you're a seasoned writer seeking an organized approach or a newcomer hungry for a challenge, The Story Sculptor's live interactive sessions and multitude of hands-on exercises will equip you with the skills and strategies needed to edit a novel faster – and better – than you ever thought possible.

Story sculptor

Explore the Full Curriculum


In this foundation-setting introductory module, we’ll :

  • Discuss how to find your core plot and finding your story beats.
  • What makes a compelling character arc and a satisfying cast of characters.
  • How to keep conflict and tension going throughout your book.
  • Tracking your items and characters throughout the story, making sure they stay consistent.
  • How to track plot elements and avoid plot holes or dangling threads that leave audiences frustrated.
  • Examining your pace and scene layout to get the max impact out of your storyline.
  • The biggest word culprits for filler and how to tackle removing them.
  • What about adverbs? When are they helpful and when do they bloat your prose?
  • Getting specific with your language and trimming your descriptions.
  • Learning the multiple forms of repetition and how to spot and edit them out of your book.
  • How to keep your dialogue interesting and engaging throughout your book.
  • Avoiding the dreaded “info dump” and managing your exposition well.
  • Unpacking the sometimes confusing “show don’t tell” writing advice.
  • Examining sentence structure to keep them active, interesting and diverse.
  • Finding inconsistencies in your writing style, including when you may have dipped into the dreaded “purple prose.”
  • What to look for in beta readers or early reviewers.

From First Draft to Polished Novel

Find your flow and get that book done.


Video lessons, live classes and module assignments.

Creative Supplements

Access to supplements and examples for key learning.


Live exercises and tips and tricks to keep you going through your writing process.

Active Support

Enjoy regular accountability with live writing sprints and group progress check-ins with your coach throughout the program.

Group Spirit

Join a group of like-minded authors all dedicated to getting that book done. Nothing motivates more than a shared goal and the will to make it happen!

No Experience Necessary

The Story Sculptor offers both education and motivation. Whether this is your first book or your fifteenth, you'll find all the key requirements for getting it completed within 30 days.

our promise to you

100% Money Back Guarantee

Story Forge: Write Your Novel in 60 Days is a complete, high-impact package to help you finish in 60 days.
We think you'll love it.

But if you don’t believe that anything you’ve encountered during the program has helped boost your race to the finish, we’re not going to leave you in the dust. Your purchase is an investment in your skills as a writer – so it’s only fair you expect an improvement in your abilities.

If you feel that hasn’t happened, just let us know within 60 days of purchase and we’ll be happy to offer you a full refund.

Writers Love Our Courses... And You Will Too

Daryl M.​
Daryl M.​Author
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The guest speakers alone are worth the price of admission. It’s like a writer’s convention in your home. Well worth the time, effort, and investment. ​
Joseph P.
Joseph P.Author
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I’ve never felt so welcome and valued in a course before. Both teachers and students were so graceful towards one another from start to finish.​
M.R. Hartman
M.R. HartmanAuthor
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Excellent quality, filled with recommendations, advice and content, as promised. There was a LOT more added into it than I was expecting to receive. What an eye opener this was for me!
Jared S.
Jared S.Author
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These courses are helping me build my confidence and skill as a writer. I love that I keep access to the materials after the class is finished.
Megan L.
Megan L.Author
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Love the efficiency and value of the course. The offline work paired with the lessons, then reinforced by the live class, in addition to real-time instructor/student feedback.

Register Now: The Editing Begins On July 24!