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International and New York Times Bestselling Author David Farland Reveals his Secrets

As one of the world’s foremost writing instructors, and a New York Times Bestselling author himself, over the past 40 years David Farland has trained dozens of international successful writers, including #1 New York Times Bestsellers such as:

  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time & The Way of Kings) 
  • James Dashner (The Maze Runner) 
  • Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) 
  • And hundreds more 

He has also long been the lead judge for the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contests for the past 20 years and helped push J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter to become the bestselling novel of all time.

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Live 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.

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Dealing with Criticism

I’ve been talking about how to deal with criticism, and I’d like to talk a bit about how to deal with criticism that you disagree with. There are a lot of reasons that people will dislike your work that have nothing to do with your work.

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Making the Most of Nanowrimo

National Novel Writing Month starts the first of November, and a couple of times in the past week I’ve had people ask, “How can I make the most of nanowrimo?”

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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.

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