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Checkout All of Dave's Courses and Seminars!

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Courses

Courses are split in to several lessons and generally range from 5-18 hours of content. Click each lecture below to get more information.

$99.95
How to plot a novel

The Advanced Story Puzzle

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 that can give birth to incredible societies and characters, plus how to take those characters’ cores and generate enthralling conflicts for your plot.

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$99.95
story puzzle

The Story Puzzle

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.

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$99.95

Writing Enchanting Prose

You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories that made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. In our first lesson, we’ll teach you how to communicate through writing on such a deep level, you can do that with your own stories.

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$99.95

Writing Mastery 1

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 from “okay” to “powerful” and then “mesmerizing” in this first Writing Mastery course.

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$99.95

Writing Mastery 2

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 that you build on the existing framework of your novel. Settings that can give birth to incredible societies and characters, plus how to take those characters’ cores and generate enthralling conflicts for your plot.

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$99.99

Rewriting To Greatness

In this workshop you will learn why you need to become your own editor. 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.

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$99.00

Promising Starts

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.

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$100.00

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 way that will be entertaining and powerful.

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$50

5 Tips for Writing to a Large Audience

Just as the title says, in this course we will explore how to expand our writing to appeal to more than just one type of person.

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$50.00

Heinlein’s Rules

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.

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$50.00
KickStart Your Career Writer Training Course

Kickstart Your Career

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 in order to build a successful career as a writer. This goes especially well with his book Million Dollar Book Signings, also included in this bundle.

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$50.00

Publishing in 2020

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 a stellar career. Just as importantly, I’ll give advice to help you decide whether to go Indie, because in some genres, you might not even want a publisher, and getting one could hurt your career.

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$50.00
how to motivate yourself to write a book

Recharging your Creative Batteries

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.

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$50.00

Worldbuilding

In this lecture, Dave takes you through the fundamentals of worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy, explaining the basics of how to create planets, new life forms, civilizations, and magic and power systems, in order to bring your world to life.

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$50.00

Writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult Readers

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 and tells why they can be so hard to break into, but also so lucrative.

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$49.99

Publishing in 2021

None of your writing will get anywhere unless you know how to sell it, so I’m including Publishing in 2021. You’ll learn how to get an agent, find a publisher, find an editor, or if you prefer the indie route, how to make your money self publishing online.

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$47.00

Write Now! Seminar

Designed to help you as a writer get in the mindset to write, this exercise will help you activate your brain to its highest writing potential and get you started working on your book right now.

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$197

The Writer’s Peak

Want people to care about your stories? You can tell your readers what's happening or you can hypnotize them, pull them deeper and deeper into your story. Let them hear what's going on. Show them the world you've created. Help them smell the earth, taste the air. It's your choice of course to make the best choice now and learn the mystical arts of master storytellers. Isn't it? Forrest guides us through processes that draw your readers into your stories, hypnotizing them, transporting them into pure imagination.

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1. The 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 that can give birth to incredible societies and characters, plus how to take those characters’ cores and generate enthralling conflicts for your plot.

 
 

2. Writing Enchanting Prose

 You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories that made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. In our first lesson, we’ll teach you how to communicate through writing on such a deep level, you can do that with your own stories.

 
3. Writing Mastery 1

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 from “okay” to “powerful” and then “mesmerizing” in this first Writing Mastery course.

 
4. Writing Mastery 2

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 that you build on the existing framework of your novel.

 
 
 

5. How to Write: Promising Starts

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.

 
 
 6. Magnificent Middles Workshop

Do you have problems with middles? This workshop will teach you how to escalate your conflicts, deepen your characters, and broaden your world while weaving together great storylines.

 
7. Rewriting to Greatness

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.

 
 

(FREE BONUS) The Story Puzzle

Dave teaches the importance of transporting a reader into a fictional universe, as shown by the bestselling books and films in each genre. Learn how to pick fascinating settings, whether in a contemporary setting, historical, futuristic setting, or fantasy world. Then learn how to create your own worlds in fantasy and science fiction. You’ll create your overall setting for your novel, as well as “mini-settings” that you will visit in each scene in order to “grow” your world.

 
 
 

8. Publishing in 2020

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 a stellar career. Just as importantly, I’ll give advice to help you decide whether to go Indie, because in some genres, you might not even want a publisher, and getting one could hurt your career.

 
 

9. The Worldbuilding Seminar

In every genre, the works at the very top of the all-time bestseller list tend to be those where the author has spent time to develop a unique and compelling world. In this series of seven lectures, Dave will talk about some of the elements of worldbuilding that you should explore.

 
 
 

10. Kickstart Your Career Seminar

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 in order to build a successful career as a writer. This goes especially well with his book Million Dollar Book Signings, also included in this bundle.

 
 
 

11. Writing for YA and MG Seminar

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 and tells why they can be so hard to break into, but also so lucrative.

 
 
 

12. Recharge Your Creative Batteries Seminar

Every writer gets tired at times and feels that he has hit a creative block. In these lessons, Dave talks about how to combat that fatigue and get excited about your art once again.

 
 
 

13. Heinlein’s 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.

 

 

 

 

Quotes from Past Students

“His explanations led directly to me getting my first agent, and subsequently, my first book deal.”

– Brandon Sanderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling fantasy author

“Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention.”

– Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling children’s author

“Dave’s work spans many genres and is always good!”

– Kevin J. Anderson, #1 New York Times Bestselling science fiction author

“This is a seriously good deal. The classes I’ve taken from Dave have been some of the most useful, thought-provoking writing lessons I’ve had.”

– Kate Julicher, award-winning past student

“If there’s an aspiring writer in your life, this is a princely gift. If YOU are the aspiring writer, this is an investment in your own success.”

– Kary English, award-winning past student

“I paid the full $2,400 for these courses and books over the years, which were all well worth it!”

– Jeff Kasunic, past student (and a very good one!)

 

 

Who is David Farland?

His work spans multiple genres. He’s won best-book-of-the-year awards in science fiction, historical fiction, and young adult thrillers.

He’s also the lead judge for one of the world’s largest writing contests, L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, where he judges thousands of stories every year, edits the annual anthology that results, and teaches writing courses.

Dave has taught creative writing at Brigham Young University and at conventions and symposiums across the United States, Australia, and Europe. Nearly a hundred of his past students have gone on to become bestsellers, including eight who have hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

These courses are designed to teach you what he has taught other bestsellers.

“I still use the writing techniques he discussed, and constantly reference him and his instruction when I teach creative writing myself… His explanations led me directly to getting an agent, and subsequently, my first book deal.”

 

As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).

Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors. The contest has helped discover and launch many authors into professional careers, with nearly 100 new science fiction and fantasy books released in just the last year. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.

David Farland has been hailed as “The wizard of storytelling” and his work has been called “compelling,” “engrossing,” “powerful,” “profound,” and “ultimately life-changing.”

 

 

Farland is Looking to Train the Next New York Times Bestselling Author—Raise Your Hand—It’s Up to You

One of the world’s largest writing competitions, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest, where he judges thousands of stories every year, edits an annual anthology, and teaches writing courses.

David has taught creative writing at Brigham Young University and at conventions and symposiums across the United States, Australia, and Europe.

He regularly hosts an intense four-day writing training boot camp for $2,600.00 and they always sell out far in advance. These Boot Camps have given a great deal of knowledge to writers everywhere.

The problem with them is that David brain dumps a wealth of information on you and within the first few minutes your mind goes into overload with ideas and insights that you’ve never had before and it continues hour after hour, day after day, and you go home confident that you have learned, but really having a hard time internalizing it all.

Because so many of his students and yes, followers, like me, have suggested this, he has introduced this new program for us, at a greatly reduced cost. You’re going to get to be indirectly mentored by David Farland and it’s not going to cost you anything like $1,200.00. Not even close.