How I wrote the short story "The Hills Will Melt Like Wax"

The steps I took to write this prize-winning tale

"The Hills Will Melt Like Wax" is one of my most successful short stories. It won the Hodges prize, was published in The Tampa Review, and earned a finalist spot in several competitions.

This free mini course talks you through the writing of the story: how I got started, where I got stuck, and how I found a solution.

Your Instructor

Daniel David Wallace
Daniel David Wallace

Daniel David Wallace is a writing coach, novelist, and editor.

Daniel recently completed a PhD in the craft of fiction. He spent those busy four years studying how to teach writers how to create better stories -- and with less stress.

Thousands of writers have signed up for his online courses on style, plotting, and finding one's voice. His novel-in-progress is represented by the literary agency Inkwell Management, and as the editor in chief of Burlesque Press, he has edited and published award-winning authors. With his brilliant wife, he created and co-hosted The Hands On Literary Festival, an annual conference in New Orleans for writers, readers, and scholars.

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