Powerful Endings

Powerful Endings Writing Course

The last 40% of your novel should be epic! When people read your climax, they should want to memorize your name and buy all of your past works. It should be bold; it should be powerful. In Powerful Endings, you will learn how to write the final struggle for your protagonist, how to handle the […]

The Advanced Story Puzzle: How to Brainstorm and Outline a Bestseller

Advanced Story Puzzle Course

Register above to get access to full free course! Creating a story is like putting a puzzle together, one with missing or misleading pieces. In this course you’ll learn how to recognize what pieces of your story you have (such as characters, scenes, or conflicts), determine what pieces are still missing, and fashion the pieces you […]

Publishing in 2021

Publishing in 2021 writing course by david farland

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Writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult Readers

Writing for Young Adult and Middle Grade course by David Farland

Dave has helped launch the careers of or train such notable writers as J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, and James Dashner. Many of these people write for the middle-grade and young adult genres, audiences which have their own particular needs. In these lectures, Dave talks about some of the special considerations for these audiences […]

Worldbuilding

WorldBuilding Writing course by David Farland

This is the third of Dave’s video lecture series. David Farland has trained more #1 New York Times Bestselling authors than anyone else. One of the keys to creating a blockbuster story is to set the tale in another time and another place. The ability to transport a reader is vital, no matter what time […]

Recharging your Creative Batteries

Recharge Your Creative Batteries Writing Course

All writers need to take time to recharge their creative battery when they’re worn out. In this lecture, David Farland discusses the best, most productive ways to re-energize, so that you can get back to writing faster and with renewed spirits. In these videos, Dave will talk about how to learn to see and hear […]

Publishing in 2021

Publishing in 2021 writing course by david farland

Many new writers put together a great book proposal, then send it to a lousy agent or publisher. By doing that, they may set their own career back by 5 years. So in this seminar, I talk about how to vet agents and publishers, how to meet them, and basically get a leg up on […]

Kickstart Your Writing Career

Kickstarting your Writing Career

Kickstarting Your Career This is the second of Dave’s video lecture series. Dave has helped numerous authors hit the New York Times Bestseller lists, so one of his most frequent questions is “How can I break into writing quickly?” In this series of lectures, Dave talks about some of the steps you need to take […]

Heinlein’s Rules

Heinlein Rules Seminar

More than 65 years ago, Robert Heinlein gave a few simple rules about how to approach your writing career. The advice is considered timeless, but a few things have changed since then, and maybe it’s time for some revision. David Farland talks about what Heinlein got right, what he oversimplified, and what has changed in […]

Magnificent Middles

Magnificent Middles Course by David Farland

Magnificent Middles: For many writers, the most difficult part of a novel to write is the middle. Even professionals who outline well will often find that at the midpoint, they tend to second-guess their work, sit back and analyze their opening, consider their ending, and try to figure out how to get there in a […]

Promising Starts

Promising Starts writing course by david farland

Think you’re ready to begin your novel? The new author is faced with a lot of tasks: introducing his world, his characters, and building his story. For most people, starting well is a struggle. This workshop will help guide you through the process of writing that difficult opening. Many people would like to write a […]

Rewriting To Greatness

Rewriting to Greatness Writing Course by David Farland

In this workshop you will learn why you need to become your own editor, and you’ll get an overview of the editorial process. You’ll learn why it’s important to make multiple passes while editing, and Dave will help introduce you to some of the best tools to guide you as you revise your novel. Acquisitions […]

Writing Mastery 2

Writing Mastery 2 by David Farland

In Writing Mastery 2, the focus will be on your story, which means that you will spend more time brainstorming scenes and working to build your story as a whole. Many of these exercises are designed to help you see your story in a new way, brainstorm new scenes, and then begin writing them, so […]

Writing Mastery 1

Writing Mastery 1 Course

What are the nine most common weaknesses that keep new authors from publishing successfully? This course will help you identify these problems and overcome them, strengthening your own writing through education and practice. Each topic is addressed in a taped lesson, followed by learning material, recommended reading, and a writing assignment. Learn to take your writing […]

Writing Enchanting Prose

Writing Enchanted Prose

You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. This course is designed to teach you how to capture your reader’s imagination and then hold the reader enthralled through your entire novel. Week 1: How to Enchant Your Reader. In our first […]

The Advanced Story Puzzle

Advanced Story Puzzle Course

Creating a story is like putting a puzzle together, one with missing or misleading pieces. In this course, you’ll learn how to recognize what pieces of your story you have (such as characters, scenes, or conflicts), determine what pieces are still missing, and fashion the pieces you need. Dave will show you how to create imaginative settings […]

The Story Puzzle

the story puzzle creative writing fiction course

This course is based on David Farland’s book, The Million Dollar Outline. In it, David walks you through the steps to develop an outline for your novel, giving you information for each step from Setting, Characters, and Conflicts to building your plots, working on theme and treatment of your story.