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“Invaluable! This workshop kicked my writing into high gear.” - Jessica Day George, New York Times Bestselling Author of Princess at the Midnight Ball, Dragon Slippers

“Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Hearing him teach live and reading his written advice has helped me focus many of my own thoughts about the writing process. Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention.” - Brandon Mull, New York Times Bestselling Author of Fablehaven and Beyonders

“The information he imparted was challenging enough for the published authors in class, but presented in a way that newbies could learn from it as well.” – Carolyn Greene, award-winning author of romance and mystery

Live Workshops With David Farland

The Writer's Peak

Lessons on how to become a super-productive writer.

Dallas, Texas
Springhill Suites, Addison
15255 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001-4639
+1 844-631-0595
Saturday and Sunday, January 6th and 7th
10 Attendees Total
$299

Bestselling authors typically have a few things in common. They know what they want to write, and they develop the skills needed to write efficiently.

But many new authors suffer from writer’s block (usually because they haven’t learned what they are doing yet), or they may bring unhealthy mindsets to the craft. Well, we can fix those problems!

In this course, New York Times Bestselling author David Farland will team up with neuro-linguistic programming instructor Forrest Wolverton to teach the skills you need in order to overcome writers’ block, write more effortlessly, rearrange your own priorities, and increase your productivity. The goal is to help you develop the tools that you need in order to become a super-productive writer, the kind who can complete multiple books per year and win the trust of publishers and fans.

We’ll cover such topics as

  • Designing a Career. Many writers waste years trying to figure out what to write. We’ll provide information so that you can decide now what career path you would like to pursue, and then set goals accordingly.
  • Moving from to apprehension to excitement. Have you lost your love of writing? We’ll teach you how to ground yourself in such a way that writing becomes more than effortless, it becomes something that you are eager to do!
  • Learn to set compelling goals that you will be driven to achieve.
  • Eliminate internal conflicts and self-sabotage that keep you stalled out.
  • Learn how the professional authors manage their mental and emotional state to write when they want to--and do it for yourself.
  • Take control of your motivation and direct it toward what you want.
  • Are you better at starting, maintaining, or finishing? Would you like to be able to do all three and get you stories out and finished?
  • Find out how to decrease the time it takes to find solutions for any task or challenge.
  • Learn how to effectively tell your stories by understanding plots, characterization.
  • Discover the secret to silencing your inner critic when it is sabotaging your work
  • Eliminate doubt about your future success.
  • Learn how to organize your mind like bestselling authors and get results fast.

This two-day workshop will cover all of this and more. Space will be limited to 20 students. Please bring something to take notes on and be prepared to change your life.

Register now for both days for $299, and get two additional on-line seminars (a $58 value) for free!

Starts On:
Saturday January 6, 2018
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Sunday January 7, 2018
5:00 PM
$299.00
The Writer's Peak
Saturday January 6, 2018
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Writing Enchanting Prose — Provo

Provo, Utah
Provo Courtyard Marriott
March 19-23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 Attendees Total


In this workshop we will work heavily on imbuing your prose with the richness and details that bring a story to life. The goal is to teach you how to fully transport readers as you take them on a journey that captivates their hearts and minds. David Farland will teach you how to totally transport you readers so that they become so immersed in your story, they forget where they are—they forget they are reading at all.


This workshop is similar to the Writing Mastery workshop, but will be more exercise-oriented, with in-class practices. Writing Enchanting Prose is more in-depth than any of David's past prose workshops.


In this workshop, Dave would like to create an intimate environment where individual students will receive ample time for one-on-one interaction and critiques. Dave will be spending personal time with each student. Because of that, we will be strictly limiting the number of students allowed to attend to 10.

Starts On:
Monday March 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday March 23, 2018
5:00 PM
$799.00
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Monday March 19, 2018
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David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop

St. George, Utah

Ramada Inn

1440 E St George Blvd,

St George, UT 84790

Phone: (435) 628-2828


October 22-26, 2018


10 Attendees Maximum


$799. Room, travel, and meals are separate


Start National Novel Writing Month out right in this workshop exclusively for those who would rather be dead than unread!


Dave is ratcheting up his popular Writing Mastery camp and this will be an advanced workshop where we perform daily writing exercises, give daily critiques, and work to improve our writing craft.


During the workshop, instruction and exercises will cover such topics as:

  • Adding intrigue to your tale
  • Creating tension
  • Using the eight kinds of hooks
  • Using appeals to various senses to hypnotize your reader
  • Weak appeals versus strong appeals versus "failed" appeals
  • The music of writing--assonance, consonance, metaphors, etc
  • Developing and using both your voice and your character's voices
  • Advanced descriptive techniques
  • And more!

We will have at least ten assignments over the course of the class, and Dave will review each assignment and offer critiques. We will also invite other writers to offer their own insights.


During lunch and dinners, authors will be able to set up appointments to dine with David in order to talk about specific concerns that they have with their writing, or to plan their careers.


Note to David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop Participants: You must bring a laptop computer with you. If you don’t own one, then borrow, rent, or buy one.


While the goal for this workshop is to allow the writer to have fun, to get inspired, to work in an intellectually rich and emotionally fulfilling environment, this will be David’s most intensive class ever!


What Does it Cost?


The price is $799. There will be a strict limit of ten students.


When and Where Will It Be?


Ramada Inn in Saint George, UT


Number of Attendees


Due to the intensive nature of this workshop, attendance will be capped at ten people. This workshop will sell out so sign up early!


You will receive specific instructions after you sign up for the seminar, regarding location, accommodations, food, anything you should bring, etc.


Refund Policy for Writing Workshops


At times, people need to cancel from workshops due to circumstances beyond their control. However, when this happens, it incurs certain administrative costs. Furthermore, if a student withdraws too close to the workshop, we may have seats that cannot be sold—seats that have been held for months—and this does real damage to our ability to continue these services.


Therefore, if a student needs to back out from any workshop, the student may opt to apply all of the funds to a future workshop,


OR


The student may sell membership to another writer


OR


If the student needs to withdraw in a timely fashion (60 days before the workshop) funds will be returned minus $25 for administrative costs.


If the student needs to withdraw within 30-60 days of the workshop, we will try to sell that student’s seat and still refund all monies, less $25 for administrative costs.


If the student needs to withdraw within 30 days of a workshop, in most cases it becomes too late to open a slot for another student, due to the time that is required for students to prepare. In these cases, only 50% of the funds will be returned.

Starts On:
Monday October 22, 2018
3:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 26, 2018
3:00 PM
$799.00
David Farland's Advanced Intensive Writing Workshop
Monday October 22, 2018
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Writing Enchanting Prose — Dallas

Due to popular demand, David has opened another session of Writing Enchanting Prose in Dallas. The previous workshop sold out very quickly. Catch this one now!

Dallas, Texas
Springhill Suites, Addison
15255 Quorum Dr, Addison, TX 75001-4639
+1 844-631-0595
March 5-9, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 Attendees Total


In this workshop we will work heavily on imbuing your prose with the richness and details that bring a story to life. The goal is to teach you how to fully transport readers as you take them on a journey that captivates their hearts and minds. David Farland will teach you how to totally transport you readers so that they become so immersed in your story, they forget where they are—they forget they are reading at all.


This workshop is similar to the Writing Mastery workshop, but will be more exercise-oriented, with in-class practices. Writing Enchanting Prose is more in-depth than any of David's past prose workshops.


In this workshop, Dave would like to create an intimate environment where individual students will receive ample time for one-on-one interaction and critiques. Dave will be spending personal time with each student. Because of that, we will be strictly limiting the number of students allowed to attend to 10.

Starts On:
Monday March 5, 2018
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Friday March 9, 2018
5:00 PM
$799.00
Writing Enchanting Prose — Dallas
Monday March 5, 2018
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David Farland's Fantasy Writing Workshop

David Farland’s “Fantasy Writing Workshop”

YHA Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

August 22-August 28, 2018

Number of Students: Strictly Limited to 12

Number of Days: 7

Cost: $1099 for the workshop. Lodging, food, and travel are all the student's responsibility

Description: Join us for our most magical workshop ever! In this workshop, David Farland will be focusing on writing fantasy—building powerful magic systems, cultures, and worlds, creating fantasy characters, plotting fantasy, and writing powerful prose.

Students will need to bring a laptop, an unfettered imagination, and a strong work ethic. Being half-mad would also be a help.

This workshop will last three days longer than most of Dave’s workshops so that you will be able to focus on writing each day but still have some afternoons free to do some sightseeing. We will spend time visiting nearby sites like Stonehenge, The Eagle and Child Pub (where Tolkien and Lewis met with the Inklings writing group), Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s home, and we will be within easy striking distance of London.

Starts On:
Wednesday August 22, 2018
9:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday August 28, 2018
5:00 PM
$1,099.00
David Farland's Fantasy Writing Workshop
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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