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Members of Apex enjoy unlimited access to courses taught by the award-winning, New York Times Best selling author David Farland.

Greatness isn’t just born, greatness is developed. Get started on the right foot, with excellent guidance!

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Learn to put
the pices together

Creating a story is like putting a puzzle together, one with missing or misleading pieces. In this workshop, 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. This course is especially effective when combined with Dave’s Amazon #1 Bestselling Writing Book, Million Dollar Outlines, also included in this bundle.

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Capture the Reader

 You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. This course will help you learn the skills to do that! You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. This course will help you learn the skills to do that!

Start off right

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.

Beef up your beats

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.

Learn the art

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.

and of course there are plenty more!

The Beginning Story Puzzle

Creating a story is like putting a puzzle together, one with missing or misleading pieces. In this workshop, 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. This course is especially effective when combined with Dave’s Amazon #1 Bestselling Writing Book, Million Dollar Outlines, also included in this bundle.

Writing Master 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.some of the best tools to guide you as you revise your novel.

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.

and more to come!

Seminars

Dave’s seminars are packed with useful information. These seminars usually are only an hour or two long, and are perfect for those on a tight schedule!

Hyahh!

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.

Show your stuff

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.

Get back your passion

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.

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"Thats what Im tolkien about"

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.

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Its a special skill

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.

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.

5 Tips for Writing to a Large Audience

To make it as a writer you can’t just appeal to one person. Not even just hundreds, but hundreds of thousands. Make sure your story follows these tips to maximize your intended reader.

COMING SOON: THE WRITERS PEAK

Learn tools to overcome writers’ block, dive into your character’s mind, and get the most out of each writing session with Master NLP Practioner, Forrest Wolverton.

Writing is a skill that takes time to Develop. Our courses are designed to help you gain each skill as quickly as possible, so you can fullfill your writing dreams!