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...

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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.

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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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  • Feedback/100 page Edit From David
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The Loneliness Problem

July 1st, 2015|0 Comments

I often look for similarities in great stories to see what works. One aspect that I see very often is that powerful stories resolve “the loneliness problem.”

Normally, we are never told that our protagonist is [...]

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Bring Creative Solutions to Your Writing Career

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Earlier this week I wrote about some new challenges facing Indie authors and suggested that one solution to them might be to look again at traditional publishing. But there are more solutions than that!

For example, [...]

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New Struggles in Self-Publishing

June 23rd, 2015|2 Comments

I hesitate to mention problems with self-publishing. In some genres, such as romance or self-help books, the industry is doing great. But for those who are trying to sell fiction, it seems that the markets [...]

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Be Double-Minded

June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

The Apostle James warned that “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” For characters, being double-minded is a good thing.

A “double-minded” person has the quality of duality. That means that he is unstable, [...]

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