One of the keys to creating a blockbuster story is to set the tale in another time and another place. The ability to transport a reader is vital, no matter what time or place you set the tale in.
In this lecture, Dave takes you through the fundamentals of worldbuilding in science fiction and fantasy, explaining the basics of how to create planets, new life forms, civilizations, and magic and power systems, in order to bring your world to life.
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Recharge Your Creative Batteries
All writers need to take time to recharge their creative battery when they're worn out. In this lecture, David Farland discusses the best, most productive ways to re-energize, so that you can get back to writing faster and with renewed spirits.
Kickstarting Your Career
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.
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
Just as the title says, in this course we will explore how to expand our writing to appeal to more than just one type of person.
For many writers, the most difficult part of a novel to write is the middle. Even professionals who outline well will often find that at the midpoint, they tend to second-guess their work, sit back and analyze their opening, consider their ending, and try to figure out how to get there in a way that will be entertaining and powerful.
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