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If you would like to give a writing workshop or lecture from MyStoryDoctor.com to a loved one, email David at dwolvert@xmission.com for more information on how to do just that.

Here are our workshops you might be interested in:


The Story Puzzle

The Story Puzzle covers the steps involved in prewriting and outlining your novel.

Learn to identify what pieces you need, what pieces you’re missing, how to find the elements you lack, how to know if a piece to your story puzzle is worthy of being included, and how to know if you’re even working on the right “puzzle”.

Writing Mastery 1

What are the ten most common weaknesses that keep new authors from publishing successfully? In this workshop, Dave will help you identify these problems and overcome them, strengthening your own writing through education and practice. Learn to take your writing from “okay” to “powerful” and “mesmerizing” in this first Writing Mastery course.

Writing Mastery 2

In Writing Mastery 1, we went over the ten most common weaknesses that Dave sees among new writers, but most of these deal with basic composition techniques. In Writing Mastery 2, the focus will be on your story, which means that you spend more time brainstorming scenes and working on them as a whole. Many of these exercises are designed to help you brainstorm new scenes and then begin writing them.

Promising Starts

Many people would like to write a novel but don’t know where to start. In this course, you will learn how to write the opening of a novel, with emphasis placed upon how to write to a wide audience and how to set up the “promises” that a writer makes with this story.

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 need to second-guess their novel, sit back and look at their opening, consider their ending, and try to figure out how to get there in a way that will be entertaining and powerful.

Rewriting to Greatness

In this class, 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 we’ll show you how to approach your edit. Here is the introduction to the course and below are descriptions of each lesson.


Million Dollar Outlines

David Farland’s “Million-Dollar Outlines” seminar is designed help writers learn how to outline books and screenplays so that they will have a huge audience appeal. This is a key to raising your work from just being a commercial book or movie to becoming a bestseller.

Write that Novel

Here’s What You Will Learn in this Two-Day, Intensive Workshop:

  • How to Make a Great Living as a Top Fiction Writer—Find Out Why Some Authors Are Always Broke While Others Live Out Their Dreams
  • Secrets to Writing a Best Seller Through Wide Audience Appeal
  • Personal Insights Into “Why Your Readers Read” that Will Almost Magically Sell More Books
  • A Simple Diagram which Reveals Exactly Why and When to Step on the Gas in Your Plot
  • Dozens of Other Amazing Plot Power Tools You’ll Find Nowhere Else
  • and More

Writing Enchanted Prose

In this workshop we will work heavily on imbuing your prose with the richness and details that bring a story to life. David Farland will teach you how to totally transport you readers so that they become so immersed in your story, they forget where they are–they forget they are reading at all.

This workshop is similar to the Writing Mastery workshop, but will be more exercise-oriented, with in-class practices. Writing Enchanting Prose is more in-depth than any of David’s past prose workshops.

Writer’s Mastery Camp

Start National Novel Writing Month out right in this workshop exclusively for those who would rather be dead than unread!

This is a whole new approach to Dave’s popular writing camp, where we will focus much more heavily on writing craft than ever before. For five days, we will have lectures followed by writing exercises throughout the day, with evenings left open for “free writing.”

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Advanced Story Puzzle Course