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David Farland

About David Farland

David Farland is an international New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy Author. He's one of the world’s most prominent and highly sought-after writing instructors and is also the lead judge for L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future contest. Over the course of the past 30 years he has trained hundreds of bestselling Authors including: Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time & The Way of Kings) James Dashner (The Maze Runner) Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) He began his career writing under his name real name Dave Wolverton, when in 1986 he won L. Ron Hubbards Writers of the Future Contest. In the mid-1990s he began to follow his love for writing fantasy and Science Fiction under the pen name David Farland, where he became best known for his international best-selling Runelords series. Then In 1999 he set the Guinness Record for the World's Largest single-person, single book signing

Writing Tip: Your Character’s Central Question

The script doctor Michael Hague has pointed out that for every successful motion picture, there is a central question that revolves around the protagonist: “Who are you?”  After studying this insight for twenty years, I’m convinced that Michael is right. You usually (because there are always exceptions) can’t write a powerful story of character without addressing this issue.

In other words,

Study with Integrity

Last week, a writer told me about how he had written a story several years ago that went on to win a Finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest. He then applied to a university to learn how to write, and his prose had gotten much richer and more powerful, but, increasingly, he no longer enjoyed writing, and couldn't

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