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