My new collaboration with

YouTube recently reminded me that it will be five years (on 7th May) since I uploaded my first video and began my journey into making online courses for writers and storytellers. Since then my courses on Udemy and Skillshare have had over 35,000 enrolled students worldwide.

That success has also brought new opportunities. This week I am launching a new collaboration with, the San Francisco based social network for academics and researchers. A new course on Storytelling for Academics.

Learn more about Storytelling for Academics.

The production of this course became a drama in itself when, just a few days after completing primary shooting, my entire camera kit was stolen from my house! Thanks to all those of you have helped fund the replacement.

Online courses are a balance between teaching and content creation. I have learned a lot about video making, editing, cameras and -especially- sound recording since my first video five years ago. Storytelling for Academics is my best produced course so far. And it’s free for members.

Learn more about Storytelling for Academics.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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