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.

Workshop Info

Online Courses from David Farland

The Story Puzzle

$39900
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  • Weekly Conference Calls
  • 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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Recent Posts

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Write What You Know or What You Can Imagine?

July 31st, 2015|0 Comments

Many years ago, the most common bit of writing advice doled out to aspiring authors was “write what you know”. We all became so familiar with that advice, even third-grade children considered it when choosing [...]

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Quotable Quotes

July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Sometimes when I read a story, I find that it’s just “bleh.” It may be easy to understand, easy to follow, but I have a hard time identifying any real virtues.

For example, when you write [...]

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Developing Charisma as an Author

July 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Over the past three decades, I’ve helped a number of writers reach the point where they’ve become international bestsellers, and I’ve spotted a trend. Most bestsellers attract an audience in part because they are charismatic. [...]

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A Proofreader in Your Pocket

July 17th, 2015|2 Comments

A Proofreader in Your Pocket
A Guest Post by Nikolas Baron from Grammarly
Do you enjoy editing and proofreading your own work? If you’re like most writers, self-editing is a slog—but it doesn’t have to be.

You can [...]

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