David Farland
David Farland

David Farland is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author who has penned nearly fifty science fiction and fantasy novels for both adults and children. Along the way, he has also worked as a creative writing instructor, a video game designer, and a movie producer.

In 1991, Dave was invited to act as a judge for the Writers of the Future Contest , the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contest for new authors, and was soon promoted to the position of Coordinating Judge. The contest has helped many authors launch successful careers, releasing brand new science fiction and fantasy regularly. Dave now teaches international writing workshops like his popular 318R workshop online, while writing in his spare time.

Dave has also worked as something of an acquisitions consultant for publishers. In 1992 and 1993, he worked for Gibbs Smith Publishers, helping them find manuscripts for children’s books, and he recently accepted a similar position for Tor books.

The Runelords

Young Prince Gaborn Val Orden of Mystarria is traveling in disguise on a journey to ask for the hand of the lovely Princess Iome of Sylvarresta. Armed with his gifts of strength and perception, Prince Gaborn and his warrior bodyguard stop in a local tavern along the way. Immediately, they spot a pair of assassins who have their sights set on Princess Iome's father. As the prince and his bodyguard race to warn the king of this impending danger, they realize that more than the royal family is at risk, the very fate of the Earth is in jeopardy

Million Dollar Outlines (Million Dollar Writing Series)

Bestselling author David Farland has taught dozens of writers who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), James Dashner (The Maze Runner) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight). In this book, Dave teaches how to analyze an audience and outline a novel so that it can appeal to a wide readership, giving it the potential to become a bestseller. The secrets found in his unconventional approach will help you understand why so many of his authors go on to prominence.

Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy

Life can kick us when we are down.
In Shawn Speakman’s case, he is fighting back.
Lacking health insurance and diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2011, Speakman beat the disease as well as the massive medical debt he amassed from its treatment. He did this by publishing Unfettered, an anthology featuring short stories donated by some of the best science fiction and fantasy writers working today.
The fight will not stop there. In an effort to pay forward the aid he received—and to memorialize his mother who passed away from stomach cancer in early 2016—Speakman has again collaborated with celebrated genre authors to publish Unfettered II. All proceeds from the anthology will either help eliminate medical debt for other authors or be donated to cancer research hubs around the world.
Twenty original new tales comprise this amazing collection and, as the title suggests, the writers were again free to contribute whatever they wished.

Wizard of Ooze (Ravenspell Book 2)

When the evil worm lord Sebaceous Ooze uses his magical song to enslave mice to dig a volcano that will help him and his slobber goblin armies take over the world, it's up to Amber, a mouse with magical powers, to stop him. With her devoted friends by her side - Ben, a mouse who used to be a human boy; Thorn a genius mouse; and Bushmaster, the wise vole - Amber might stand a chance of thwarting the giant worm's sinister plan. But with a human army on their tails and betrayal in their path, these rodents are on a quest far more dangerous than any of them anticipated. A thrilling and exciting adventure for the young and young at heart

Of Mice and Magic (Ravenspell Book 1)

More than anything, Benjamin Ravenspell wants a pet. But when he buys a mouse named Amber, he gets more than he bargained for. No sooner does Ben take her home, than Amber turns him into a mouse too.

You see, Amber has magical abilities, and it so happens that Ben is a familiar—a creature that stores magical energy. Together they each form half of a powerful wizard. Alone, they're just vermin. 

Soon Ben and Amber find themselves pitted in an epic battle against a magical enemy who is as crazed as he is evil—and the fate of the world will rest on them learning to work together

L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy of Tomorrow Selected by Masters of Today

26 Award-winning Authors and Illustrators

Get ready to get carried away … to places no one has ever gone before.

Turn the page … from dark fantasy to dystopian nightmare, from magical realism to military science, from paranormal urban fantasy to post-apocalyptic power trips … and beyond.


The world of the Runelords has been combined by magic with another parallel world to form a new one, the beginning of a process that may unify all worlds into the one true world. This story picks up after the events of The Wyrmling Horde and follows two of Farland’s well-known heroes, Borenson and Myrrima, on a quest to save their devastated land and the people of the new world from certain destruction. But the land is not the only thing that has been altered forever: in the change, Borenson has merged with a mighty and monstrous creature from the other world, Aaath Ulber.

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Making it Big as the Modern Writer: A Blueprint for Success

8 Hour Master Workshop for $179
(includes Whole Conference general admission to Fyrecon)
Class is limited to 50 students

Class Date
January 15, 2022, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Mountain Time
At Fyrelite Winter 22

When searching for a path to success as a writer, authors today are confronted by a choice: should I go with traditional publishing or go Indie? Both paths can lead to success or ruin, but what if I could show you a better way?

David Farland helped engineer the success of Harry Potter to become the bestselling novel of all time and trained such authors as Brandon Sanderson and Stephenie Meyer, who’ve also made millions.

In this course, Dave will help you create your own blueprint for success. We’ll discuss

  • The benefits and pitfalls of the traditional publishing system.
  • The pluses and limitations of indie publishing.
  • How to combine aspects of both to prepare for a more lucrative career as a hybrid author.
  • How to understand mailing lists—from your own, to writers’ rings, to Facebook, Twitch and other plans.
  • How to release a major novel—whether Indie or Traditional
  • How to do stealth advertising
  • Selling Translations Rights
  • Dealing with literary agents and editors.
  • Understanding Hollywood
  • And, we’ll help tailor your own business plan to you.
  • And much more…

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