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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  • Feedback/100 page Edit From David
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Recent Posts

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How I Hit #1 on Wattpad

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

a guest post by
Sarah Benson 

I’ve been a reader of Dave’s newsletter for nearly 6 years and have appreciated his insights. I am grateful he has given me the opportunity to share my experiences with Wattpad [...]

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Types of Transport

August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

When the movie Avatar came out, I went to see it and wrote a little review on it. I said then that it transported its viewer to another world better than any previous science fiction [...]

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The Irresistible Novel

August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Two or three times a week I get asked, “Where can I find a great book on editing?” I’m always flummoxed by that question. You see, I’ve read dozens of excellent books on editing, and [...]

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Never Have Writer’s Block Again

August 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The best advice I’ve ever heard Ernest Hemingway give is the advice I personally swear by. He said,
“The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when [...]

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