Professional Writers’ Workshop
Have you started to write a book and wondered “What do I do now?” Would you like help in editing the book to make it as good as it can be, or help finding an agent or publisher? Would you like to get a better grasp of how to make a living as a writer, or how to launch your new career? Then this workshop might be for you.
It’s designed to help teach you the kinds of things that you can’t learn in most colleges—the ins and outs of the writing business.
The Professional Writers’ Workshop is strictly limited to 18 participants, people who are serious about writing. To join, you will need to email David and write a little about your training as a writer and your experience. You’ll also need to provide a short writing sample.
The cost of the Professional Writers’ Workshop is $699 for the week. Deadline for Registration is March 1, 2015 or until the class is full.
You will need to be willing to do the following to attend: 1) Read several textbooks on writing before coming to the workshop. 2) Finish the first 20 pages of your novel, along with a 5-page synopsis before coming to the workshop. 3) Read and critique other’s work during the course of the workshop. 4) Be prepared to complete writing assignments during the course of the workshop (which means that you will need a computer or typewriter.).
Where Are the Workshops Held?
La Quinta Inn Orem
1100 W 780 N, Orem, UT 84057
March 16-20, 2015
You may register online by clicking the Purchase button at the bottom of this page, or contact Dave – Email, or phone Dave at 435-986-3858
Who Is Teaching and What Credentials Does He Have?
Dave is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer in two fields—science fiction and fantasy who has won numerous awards for his fiction. He has written or edited nearly fifty novels and anthologies for adults, young adults, and middle-grade readers. Beyond that, he has worked as college creative writing instructor, a fiction editor, a videogame designer and scripter, and as a movie producer.
As Dave Wolverton, he began his writing career in 1987 when he won the Writers of the Future Gold Award for his short story, “On My Way to Paradise,” and shortly afterward was given a three-novel contract by Bantam Books. His first novel spent several months on the Locus Science Fiction Best-seller List, and won a Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award as one of the best science fiction novels of the year. Dave continued writing science fiction for the following ten years, writing several bestsellers among his own novels along with tie-in novels for major franchises like Star Wars and The Mummy until at the end of ten years he decided to follow his childhood dream of writing fantasy, and began writing also in that genre.
With the move to fantasy, he changed his writing name to David Farland, so as not to confuse his audience. His first fantasy novel, The Runelords, became a runaway hit around the world and has millions of readers. The third book in the Runelords series, Wizardborn, hit the New York Times best-seller list. Dave is now completing the ninth—and last—book of the series.
In 1999, Dave set a Guinness Record for the world's largest book signing.
Dave is also the lead judge for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, and each year he reads thousands of stories, edits an annual anthology, and teaches writing classes to new writers.
As an instructor, Dave has taught workshops in conjunction with the Writers of the Future, has taught upper-division classes in science fiction and fantasy writing at Brigham Young University, has appeared as a guest lecturer and instructor at hundreds of conventions, and has taught many other workshops at various universities. Some past students who have recently published include New York Times bestselling YA author Brandon Mull, New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, international bestseller Stephenie Meyer, and #1 New York Times bestseller Jessica Day George.
Dave has also worked as a designer on such international hits as StarCraft's Brood War, and as a video game scripter.
In 2002 Dave went to work as a movie producer in Hollywood, raising millions of dollars for independent films. There he worked with screenwriters, directors and various studio heads. He is currently the head of East India Press, a new publishing company that brings books out as enhanced novels, e-books, audiobooks, and as print books.