About David Farland

As a college student studying pre-medical microbiology, David Farland was torn. He also wanted to be a writer. Eventually, the desire to write became too overwhelming and he gave in. Today Dave shares his knowledge and expertise with writers around the world through his #WritingTip articles, books on writing and various online and live lectures and workshops.

Seeing his students take their own stories to greatness has become one of Dave’s greatest joys in life. Not only does he love sharing the lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of empirical study, he excels at diagnosing story problems and prescribing the right course of treatment for ultimate success.

About his life, Dave says, “I seem to have become a writer who now works as a doctor on the side—a story doctor.”

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David Farland Live Workshops and Seminars

Superstars Writing Seminars, founded in 2010, is unique among writing seminars. The curriculum is focused on teaching writers the business of being successful in the publishing industry. The instructors are chosen from the top of the industry and include...

Seminar Info

Start National Novel Writing Month out right. This workshop will focus heavily on the craft of writing, touching on everything from creating engaging openings to using themes that resonate with your reader. You will have ten assignments over the course of the class, and David will review each assignment and offer critiques.

Workshop Info

These workshops will make your work truly shine. Expert advice and personal feedback will you help you with character development, worldbuilding–including the creation of new planets, life forms, political and economic systems, conflict creation and more.

Workshop Info

Online Courses from David Farland

The Story Puzzle

$39900
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  • Personal Feedback From David

Writing Mastery 1

$39900
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Writing Mastery 2

$39900
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Promising Starts

$74900
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Recent Posts

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#WritingTip—To Win Big, You Have to Enter the Race

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Last week I got a note from a student who just had a novel accepted by a major publisher. He seemed a little surprised at how easily it had happened, as if he’d happened to [...]

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#WritingTip—Writing the Impossible

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

When I fell in love with the idea of writing, it was after reading my favorite novel of all time. I thought, “I want to write stories like that,” not realizing how big my dream [...]

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#WritingTip—Brainstorming a Scene

May 11th, 2015|0 Comments

As a contest judge, I see a lot of stories from beginning. Very often the new author seems to be preoccupied with just “writing.” They let their imaginations take them where they will in [...]

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#WritingTip—Be Excited

May 8th, 2015|0 Comments

The most productive writers, I’ve noticed, aren’t necessarily the ones with the most talent or the greatest skills. They may not be the most physically fit or even the most motivated. The most productive writers [...]

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