"Put your whole marketing budget behind this book. It's gonna be a bestseller."
That’s what David Farland told Scholastic.
They gave him a stack of books they were about to publish. He read them all, and picked out his favorite. He told them it was far and away better than all the others.
Scholastic was shocked. They thought Farland’s pick would flop. They thought it was a sure loser.
“It’s too long,” they said. “And no one wants to read a book about wizards.”
What was that book? It was Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.
David Farland was right, of course. Today, Harry Potter is a billion-dollar franchise. Some people would say it’s on par with Lord of the Rings.
But how did he know Harry Potter would be such a big hit? What did he see that Scholastic didn’t see?
And more importantly — how can you use Farland’s secret knowledge to write your own smash-hit bestseller?
The 3 Things You Need To Know Before You Write A Novel
If you’re reading this page, I’m gonna assume you’re writing a novel — or at least thinking about it.
If so, I want to ask you 3 questions.
First, what’s your plan to get published?
A lot of new writers don’t think about this. They assume that if they write a great novel, everything will work itself out. That’s wrong.
Second, do you know how to write a great novel?
Some people think that taking creative writing classes in college means they’re ready to write a bestseller. They’re wrong.
Some people think that because they’ve read so many great books, they’re ready to write a bestseller. They’re wrong.
The truth is, the best way to write a great novel is to learn from someone who wrote great novels themselves. You have to learn the tools of the trade from real world practitioners. Otherwise, you don’t stand a chance.
And finally, why are you writing a novel?
Some people only want to make a piece of art. But most people want to make money from their novel, even if they won’t say it out loud.
The good news is, making good money from your novel is easier than you think — if you’re a good writer.
So if you're dreaming of making millions from writing... well, it's more likely than you think.
Want to make money from your novel?
Then there are 2 things I gotta warn you about up front.
The first is, it’s gonna be an uphill battle.
Yes, it’s possible. Some people make millions of dollars from their debut novel. You could be one of them.
The problem is, it can be pretty tough to crack into the publishing business.
You’re competing with tens of thousands of other writers out there. Everyone has a dream of publishing a novel. And most of them get rejected.
That brings me to the second thing you need to understand, which is good news. Most new writers aren’t very good.
That might not sound like good news, but it is. It means it’s not that hard to set yourself above the rest of the pack.
When you read someone’s debut novel, you can tell. Most debut novels are full of sloppy mistakes — mistakes that no seasoned pro would make.
If an editor sees one of those mistakes in your novel, they’ll throw it in the trash.
But every now and then, someone writes a debut novel that blows publishers away.
They don’t make “rookie mistakes”. Their novel looks like it was written by a seasoned pro. It’s deep, well-written, powerful — and it’s interesting.
Usually, when a writer writes a killer debut novel, they have a secret weapon: they learned from a pro.
How to write a killer debut novel.
Wanna get your novel published, turn into a pro writer, make millions, and get calls from Hollywood about turning your book into a movie?
That could be your life 3 years from now. It's a lot easier than you think.
Don’t worry if you’re not an A+ writer right now. Because writing is a skill, just like anything else.
How do you learn to ride a bike? You practice.
How do you learn to be a doctor? You go to medical school.
And how do you learn to write a great novel? You study the secrets of great novelists.
Which brings me to David Farland.
He’s somewhat well known among sci-fi/fantasy fans. You may have read his Runelords series, or one of his Star Wars novels.
In the writing world, though, he’s a legend.
Because 12 of his students went on to write New York Times bestsellers.
While over 100 went on to become full-time, professional writers.
In fact, Brandon Sanderson says that working with David Farland changed his life.
So what was David Farland’s secret? What was he teaching his students?
More importantly — if you learn the same stuff that David Farland’s students learned, can you write your own bestseller?
FORMER DAVID FARLAND STUDENTS
Brandon Sanderson. Best known for the Wheel Of Time series, the Mistborn series, and The Way Of Kings. Estimated Net Worth: $6,000,000.
James Dashner. Best known for the Maze Runner series. Estimated Net Worth: $4,000,000.
Brandon Mull. Best known for the Fablehaven seires, the Beyonders series, and the Five Kingdoms series. Estimated Net Worth: $5,000,000.
Jessica Day George. Best known for the Dragon Slippers series. Estimated Net Worth: $5,000,000.
Eric Flint. Best known for the 1632 series. Estimated Net Worth: $12,000,000.
Stephenie Meyer. Best known for the Twilight series. Estimated Net Worth: $120,000,000.
- And more!
How To Write A New York Times Bestseller
When he was young, David Farland decided he wanted to be a pro writer.
He dreamed of writing a hit novel, making the New York Times bestsellers list, and earning millions.
He noticed that some novels make millions and millions of dollars — while others never earn a penny. And he wondered, what separates the good novels from the bad novels?
He also wondered, if I copy the good novels, can I write my own bestseller?
So, he analyzed tons and tons of great works of fiction. Everything from Beowulf to Macbeth to Lord Of The Rings to the Terminator movies.
He found that every great story has a few things in common. For example:
- Exciting plots.
- Relatable characters.
- Deep themes.
- Powerful emotional hooks.
- Vivid imagery.
By reverse-engineering great works of fiction, he discovered the “recipe” of a bestselling novel.
This is how he recognized that Harry Potter would be a hit. Because it followed the “recipe” better than anything he’d ever read.
He used his “recipe” to write a few of his own great novels. His Runelords series made him over a million dollars. And one of his Star Wars novels, The Courtship of Princess Leia, made him over $250,000 — even though he wrote it in just 4 months.
But how do you know Farland didn’t just get lucky? Because his students were just as successful as he was — sometimes even more successful.
Farland disciple after Farland disciple went on to have a career in writing. 12 of them wrote New York Times bestsellers themselves. And some of them are worth millions of dollars today.
The Business Of Writing (You NEED to understand this):
There’s one other critical thing that David Farland taught his students.
Most people overlook this, but if you want to be a professional novelist, you have to understand it.
I’m talking about the business of writing. Stuff like getting an agent, figuring out your target audience, marketing your novel, and negotiating with publishers.
Too many people just ignore that stuff. They think it doesn’t apply to them. They’re wrong — and they learn the hard way.
Even worse, most creative writing classes don’t even mention it. They assume that if you write a great novel, everything else will work itself out — which is not true!
There are tons of super-talented novelists who never get discovered, simply because they don’t understand the business of writing.
- They didn't know how to get an agent.
- They didn't know how to deal with publishers.
- They didn't know how to write for a big-enough audience.
- And they didn't know how to market their book.
So their brilliant novels end up in the garbage can, instead of the bestsellers' list.
It’s so sad, because if they had just taken a little time to learn about the business side, they could’ve been a millionaire!
One of the reasons why David Farland’s students had so much success is because he taught them the business side.
He taught them how to get an agent, how to write a book to sell, and how to think about writing like a pro.
You can learn about that, too.
"I took this class, and it was mind-blowing."
Unfortunately, David Farland passed away last year.
That means you can’t take a live course with him anymore.
The good news is, when he was teaching his legendary BYU course, Creative Writing 318R, we were recording.
We captured every word.
These are the very same lectures that Brandon Sanderson, Stephenie Meyer, and some of his other ultra-successful students heard when they were first starting out.
Now, for the first time ever, you can learn what they learned.
You can discover the exact same secrets that helped them kick off their careers.
- How to write characters that people relate to.
What it takes to be a professional writer.
How to write for a big audience (this is how you make the big bucks...)
How to hypnotize your readers, so they can't help but keep turning the page.
- How to navigate the publishing world.
How to "go Hollywood" and turn your book into a movie (or a TV series).
- And most importantly, how you can make a career out of writing!
Because this isn’t a live course, you can take it in at your own pace, Netflix-style.
There’s no appointments to keep and no scheduling conflicts. You’re in control.
You can listen as you make yourself breakfast, or as you drive to work. Or, you can watch a lecture to wind down before bed.
Also — because this isn’t a live course, you can start it right now.
Seriously. If you head over to our website and fill out a little paperwork, you can start listening in the next 10 minutes.
Just click below:
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Because You're Here Early, You're Entitled To A One-Time-Only Discount.
Now, you're probably wondering: how much do the 318R lectures cost?
If we wanted to, we could charge $10,000 for these lectures. A lot of seasoned writers would gladly pay that much.
After all, if you can sell 3,000 copies of your debut novel, you’d make the $10,000 back in royalties.
And that's just the beginning. If you’re good, you can make a whole lot more. J.K. Rowling is a billionaire today. And a whole bunch of David Farland’s former students are multi-millionaires.
So the point is — these lectures are worth at least 5 figures.
However, we’re not charging $10,000.
That’s because we don’t want to cut out new writers. We want you to have the tools you need to write your great novel, without having to pay an arm and a leg.
In fact, we’re not even charging $5,000. Or even $3,000.
You can get access to these lectures for a measly $1999.
It gets even better: because you're here early, you can get an additional $800 off.
(We haven't even told the public about these lectures yet — only people who signed up for "Editor In A Box". No one knows they exist except you and me.)
This discount will expire in 6 hours. To claim it before it's gone, just click the link below:
What You'll Learn
• How to write a book so people will actually buy it.
• How professional writers approach writing a novel.
• Proven strategies for writing great characters, plot hooks, scenes, and more.
• How to make your book emotionally compelling.
• Secrets from the business of writing — like getting an agent and dealing with publishers.
• And more.
Is That Everything?
Just to sweeten the pot a little, we're gonna give you 2 more special bonuses:
Special Bonus #1: Diann Thornley, author of Dominion's Reach and 4 other sci-fi novels, will edit 20 pages of your novel. ($250 value)
Special Bonus #2: Tys Grens, who teaches our live 318R course, will give you graded feedback on your — helping you spot your weaknesses as a writer and fix them. ($400 value)
And What If You're Not Happy?
If you're still wondering whether David Farland's lectures are worth it, I have good news: This course comes with a full money-back guarantee.
You have a month to decide whether you got your money's worth.
And if you think these lectures weren't worth every penny you paid…
Then just let us know. And we’ll give you a full, no-questions-asked refund.
That means you can take this class for a test-drive, totally risk-free. There’s no way you can lose.
If David Farland’s lectures don’t totally blow your mind, don’t pay us. It’s that simple.
Are You Ready?
Here’s the deal.
You can’t start a new career without going to school first.
Doctors pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to go to medical school. Lawyers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to go to law school. Plumbers pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to trade school. Et cetera.
In fact, almost every well-paying job in today’s society requires a 4-year college degree — and these days, a 4-year college degree can run you upwards of $200,000.
You don’t need a degree to write a novel. But you do need to know the tools of the trade.
You need to know how to write great characters. You need to know how to hook your audience emotionally. And you need to know the business of writing.
The good news is, you don’t have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn that stuff. You can get access to these lectures for less than 1/100th the price of a 4-year college degree.
Farland’s lectures can help you launch a brand new career — a career where you can earn a lot more than you’re making today.
Even better, you’ll work for yourself, instead of for your boss. And you’ll do something you genuinely enjoy.
To get access to David Farland’s lectures and start changing your life, just click the button below.
P.S. Imagine Your Life 5 Years From Now.
You're still scrolling?
Since you've read this far, I'm gonna assume that you're thinking about enrolling.
If so, I want you to imagine your life 5 years from now.
You struck gold with your first novel. You made enough money to quit your job. Now, you’re a professional writer.
That means your day-to-day life is completely different. For one, you don’t have to get up early anymore. You can sleep in to your heart’s content.
When you’re ready to wake up, you take a shower. Then, you make breakfast in your pajamas.
Then you start writing.
You type away at your computer for a few hours, working on your second book.
Once you’re satisfied, you call it quits for the day. You can spend the rest of the day reading, grocery shopping, watching TV, hanging out with your family — it’s up to you.
Even better, you don’t have to work on a fixed schedule anymore. You can take a day off whenever you want. You can go on vacation whenever you want. It’s your life.
And to cap it all off, you genuinely enjoy your work.
You get to express yourself creatively, rather than slogging through every day watching the clock.
You get to work for yourself, instead of for someone else.
And you get to do something you’re really passionate about.
That can be your life.
All you have to do is write 1 great novel.
1 great novel can give you all the time, money, and freedom that you’ve ever wanted.
David Farland’s lectures can help you write that great novel.
But here's the catch: you have to put in the work.
Otherwise, your life 5 years from now will look... well, pretty much the same way it looks today.
That would be a shame.
I know there's a great novel in you. People are dying to read it. You just have to write it.
To get access to David Farland's lectures, just click below:
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P.P.S. Besides Making Money, There's 1 More Thing You Need To Think About:
There are 2 reasons why you might want to write a novel.
First, they want to make a few bucks.
But second, they want to make a great piece of art.
It goes beyond money for them. There’s a book that THEY want to write, that no one else can write properly.
If you’re in that boat, consider this. Your novel idea might sound great in your head, but how do you make sure that other people want to read it?
Think about your legacy. What are you going to leave behind to the world?
100 years from now, will anyone remember you?
Most people live their lives and then they die. Then after a few decades, no one talks about them anymore.
Meanwhile, nobody forgets the great storytellers. Ever. We’re still talking about Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and Mark Twain.
Writing a great story is one of the best ways to make your mark on the world, and leave something behind that outlives you.
It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a CEO or a truck driver. You still have time to leave your stamp on the world.
Last chance, my friend. To learn how to write your bestseller, and leave your mark on society for years to come, just click below:
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