Hi, @David Farland here. Each week I take questions from people like you who want to learn more about the writing craft and answer them on Super Writers’ Tuesday.
Today’s question is “How do you reconcile when you want to get a book published but the editors interested in your book want to change things you want to keep?” from Youtube user Jonathan Koan.
As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Best-Sellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
Farland also 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.
Now Dave introduces Apex-Writers Group, an online writing community dedicated to helping you make money and reach the Apex of your writing career quickly.
Whether you want to break into the publishing field, level up to bestseller, or begin selling more books than you’ve ever imagined, in Apex you’ll find advanced writing classes, motivational tools, and a support community.
Michaelbrent Collings is an American horror novelist. He wrote the screenplays for two horror films: Barricade and Darkroom. He has self-published many novels, with two of his novels being finalists for the Bram Stoker Award in 2016, and two being finalists for the Whitney Awards in 2014 and 2017. He’ll be joining us on Monday evening at Apex.
Aleron Kong is an African-American physician turned WSJ best-selling author. His comedic fantasy opera, The Land, has eight novels and a main character that is an everyday kind of guy. The series has over 100,000 five-star reviews and has sold over 1,000,000 copies.
Aleron will speak to us about LitRPG, the founding, growth, and how to write in the genre.