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As one of the world’s foremost writing instructors, and a New York Times Bestselling author himself, over the past 30 years David Farland has trained dozens of internationally successful authors, including #1 New York Times bestsellers such as:

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Superstars Writing Seminar

Superstars Writing Seminars was founded in 2010 and is unique among writing seminars. The curriculum is focused on teaching writers the business side of being successful in the publishing industry and mastering the writing craft. The instructors are chosen from the top of the industry and include Kevin J. Anderson, Eric Flint, Rebecca Moesta, James Owen, David Farland, and more!

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From 1999 to 2002, David Farland taught a popular science fiction and fantasy writing class at Brigham Young University. Some of his students from those classes went on to make millions. Brandon Sanderson took it twice and has become one of the bestselling writers of our time. Dan Wells also took it, and he became one of the bestselling writers of dark fantasy of the past three decades. Stephenie Meyer took it and asked in a private consultation “How do I write the bestselling young adult novel of all time?” The book she devised has sold over 100 million copies in 37 different languages.

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These workshops will make your work truly shine. Receive expert advice and personal feedback from Dave himself with in-person or online interactions. With a variety of workshops Dave will help you with things like character development, outlining, story structure, worldbuilding–including the creation of new planets, life forms, political and economic systems, conflict creation and more.

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How to write style and tone

Choosing A Writing Style and Tone

Unfortunately, there is so much covered under the umbrella of style and tone that it would take a good long book to deal with it. In fact, I’ve read several good books on the topic, and I can’t cover it all here. Choosing a writing style and tone is not a one time decision. 

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How to write emotion
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How Should You Write Emotion?

As we write, I suspect that we try to express the world as we see it. In other words, those who are emotionally dead inside will portray protagonists who are very much like themselves, while those who are emotionally charged will try to portray people with rich and powerful interior lives, and both can be a problem.

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Tighten the focus of a novel
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Tightening Your Focus

Tell the story from that person’s point of view. This is especially true if you have multiple protagonists, because it means that you will need to characterize those people by showing just how differently they relate to the world. Seeing the word through their eyes and being immersed in how that character thinks and feels, requires tightening your focus. 

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