Let David Farland help you write your book.

International and New York Times Best Selling Author Reveals His Writing Secrets

David Farland was one of the world’s foremost writing instructors, and a New York Times Bestselling author himself. Over the past 40 years before his death, he trained dozens of internationally successful writers, including #1 New York Times Bestsellers such as:

  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time & The Way of Kings)
  • James Dashner (The Maze Runner)
  • Stephanie Meyer (Twilight)
  • And many more…

He was the lead judge for the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contests for the past 30 years and helped push J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter to become the bestselling novel of all time.

Farland judged and taught writing workshops with L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors.

The contest has helped discover and launch many authors into professional careers, with nearly 100 new science fiction and fantasy books released in just the last year.

Dave passed away in January 2022, but his wisdom remains with us today through his books, pre-recorded courses and the people he inspired.

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"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."
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Brandon Mull
#1 Bestselling Author of Fablehaven and Beyonders
"He understands storytelling and writing on a freaky level. All of us feel like we owe a huge debt to him."
james dashner #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series
James Dashner
#1 Bestselling Author of The Maze Runner
"I still use the writing techniques he discussed, and constantly reference him and his instruction when I teach creative writing myself. . . His explanations led me directly to getting an agent, and subsequently, my first book deal."
Brandon Sanderson Author
Brandon Sanderson
#1 Bestselling author of the Way of Kings and Mistborn
“Whether you’re interested in making the transition to a professional author or are already published and wish to facilitate your move to the next level, Dave will give you the skill set necessary to make it happen.”
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Day Leclaire
Bestselling author of over 50 romance novels

Writing Workshops

These include both in person and live online courses*

Superstars Writing Seminar

Superstars Writing Seminars was founded in 2010 and is unique among writing seminars. The curriculum is focused on teaching writers the business side of being successful in the publishing industry and mastering the writing craft. The instructors are chosen from the top of the industry and include Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint, Rebecca Moesta, James Owen, David Farland, and more!

Online Writing Workshops

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From 1999 to 2002, David Farland taught a popular science fiction and fantasy writing class at Brigham Young University. Some of his students from those classes went on to make millions. Brandon Sanderson took it twice and has become one of the bestselling writers of our time. Dan Wells also took it, and he became one of the bestselling writers of dark fantasy of the past three decades. Stephenie Meyer took it and asked in a private consultation, “How do I write the bestselling young adult novel of all time?” The book she devised has sold over 100 million copies in 37 different languages.

Master writing

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These workshops will make your work truly shine. Receive expert advice and personal feedback from Dave himself with in-person or online interactions. With a variety of workshops Dave will help you with things like character development, outlining, story structure, worldbuilding–including the creation of new planets, life forms, political and economic systems, conflict creation and more.

Latest Writing Tips

Enjoy Dave’s free writing tips and advice. Going strong for over 10 years, there is a plethora of advice that will make sure your writing is meeting critical elements and ready to hit the press!

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Creative Writing Tips

The Value of a Logline

A logline, or log line, is a simple description of a story that is only a sentence long.  It boils the story down to its

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Creative Writing Tips

The Value of a Tagline

A tagline is a single sentence that describes a film or book in a defining way. Choosing a tagline early can help you write your

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Online Writing Courses

David’s online lectures and seminars are perfect for learning the art and skill of commercial storytelling so that you can can become the writer you want to be!

Take each lesson and course at your own pace and from anywhere in the world.

Purchase them individually or at our limited time bundle price!

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"Super Writers Bundle!"

12 COURSES + 4 WRITING BOOKS valued at $2280 Now you can get all together for a special price!

Looking for a Writing Group?

Apex Writers Group

Consider Apex Writers Group

  • Get Dave’s Super Writers’ Bundle Courses and all his books on writing.
  • Access bi-weekly conference calls with the best in the business.
  • Network and hivemind with like-minded authors who want to help each other succeed.
  • Join groups, forums and community features to boost your writing skills and publicity!

David Farland's Books