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Fellow Writers, I am going, you should too!
Dave is the absolute best. Many of you probably know him has David Farland, author of the best selling Rune Lords series. I know him as my buddy Dave. He is huge help to those who want to become professional writers. Those who are on his "Daily kick in the pants." already know his efforts to get you writing. Come join me at the Dallas event this october!


David Farland’s “Write that Novel!” Seminar

A two-day seminar for anyone who has ever wanted to write a novel or make a living as a writer.

What Will You Learn?
Topics include “How to Make a Living as a Writer,” “Why There Is No Recession for Writers,” “How to Get a Writer’s Education—Books, Writing Groups, Classes, and Seminars.” “Professional Help—Agents, Editors, and Publicists.” “’Finding’ Time to Write.” “Story Ideas—Where They Come From and How to Nurture Them.” “Character Development—from Angels to Demons, and more!” “Writing Your Novel—Promising Starts, Magnificent Middles, and Grand Finales.” “How to Submit Your Book to an Editor or Agent.” “Seven Steps for Marketing Your Novel.” “Taking a Novel to Film.” “Dealing with Criticism,” and much more…

When and Where Will the Seminar Be?
The seminar will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

We will meet at
Doubletree Hotel Dallas, Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane,
Dallas, Texas 75244
Tel: 1-972-385-9000

Who Will Be Teaching?
Dave Wolverton/aka David Farland is a New York Times Bestselling author of science fiction, fantasy, historical and thriller novels. For nearly a decade he served as the coordinating judge for the one of the world’s largest writing competitions, where he led a talent hunt for promising new writers. He has taught creative writing at Brigham Young University, worked as a movie producer, as a videogame scripter, and as a fiction editor. Over the past twenty years, Dave had helped hundreds of authors get their first stories and novels published.

What Do I Need to Bring?
A course guidebook will be provided along with pens so that you can take additional notes—so you really won’t need a laptop or other expensive equipment. Snacks will be provided Friday evening and on Saturday. We will break for lunch from noon to 1:00 pm, so you may want to bring a sack lunch or plan on visiting a restaurant.

What it Costs and How to Register
The seminar costs $125. Register early, as space is limited. You can register online at, or send a check to

Dave Wolverton
335 Rocket Bar Road
Saint George, UT 84790

Please provide:
• Your name, as you would like it to appear on your badge
• Phone number
• E-mail
• Areas of writing interest (YA, Thriller, Fantasy, etc.)
• Address

What Are People Saying?

Brandon Mull—Author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven
"Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Hearing him teach live and reading his written advice has helped me focus many of my own thoughts about the writing process.

Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention."

John Brown--Prize-winning author of Servant of a Dark God
"I first met Dave when I was in college. I was lost, wandering around in the literary bushes, and saw he was giving a writing workshop.

I'd read Dave's On My Way to Paradise and loved it, so I signed up. I learned more about story telling in that three-session workshop than I had in years of creative writing classes. Dave's instruction led directly to me writing a story that made the quarter finalist cut in the Writers of the Future contest--and then another that won a quarterly first prize (which also meant $2,000 in prize money plus a paid trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida where I got to see the space shuttle launch and participate in a week-long workshop with various writing professionals. Two years later I took Dave's novel-writing workshop which led to more critical insights.

Dave's instruction has been invaluable. It not only started me on the path to writing stories I cared about and believed in (and which editors were eager to buy), but it also helped me along the way to write the novel that landed me an agent and then a three-book contract with Tor."

Brandon Sanderson—Author of the Mistborn trilogy and upcoming A Memory of Light, book twelve in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series

"I took David Wolverton's workshop when he was offering it as part of coursework at Brigham Young University. It was a low level creative writing class at the time, and I took it out of curiosity. That single semester's worth of teaching opened my eyes to publishing and taught me what it's really like to think like an author. I still use the writing techniques he discussed, and constantly reference him and his instruction when I teach creative writing myself. In addition, Dave taught me how to actually approach breaking into the business of writing. He proved through example that it IS possible to make a living as a writer, and showed me how to approach networking as a writer. His explanations led me directly to getting an agent and, subsequently, my first book deal."

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Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the heads-up, Bane.

when your up here in D-town we need to at least have lunch

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