David Farland on Become A Writer Today

“There’s 10,000 right ways to write any story, but there’s a million wrong ways.”Learn How to Build a Lasting Writing Career with me, David Farland.

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.

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?”

How to Win Writing Contests—and Big Publishing Contracts

THE ONE WITH ALL THE LISTS When I was in college, I wrote a story and—on the advice of my professor—entered it into a competition. It won third place, and as I considered my fifty dollars, I realized that I had made over twice the minimum wage writing that story. So I wondered, “If I […]

Silver Bullets

If there were just one thing that I needed to know to become a great writer, what would it be?

Taking Ownership of an Idea

How do you make an idea your own? I think that you have to invest yourself into it fully. You have to reinvent it.

Garnering Reviews

As a writer, I know that reviews can help, but they don’t make or break sales.

Five Strategies for Getting Started

Sometimes you’re not in the mood to write, but you know that you should. Maybe you’ve set a goal and hope to reach it, or you’re on a deadline. Here are a few strategies that you can use to get started: