Two New Writing Workshops to be Taught by David Farland (teacher of “Twilight Author” Stephenie Meyer) for Advanced Novel Writers, and for Authors of Young Adult Lit

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International Bestseller David Farland, Once the Professor of Stephenie Meyer, Author of "Twilight," Will Teach Two New Writing Workshops. On March 5-9, 2012, He Will Teach How to Write for Young Adults. On June 4-8 He Will Teach an Advanced Course for Professional Writers. These Workshops are for Those Would Like to Raise the Fine Art of Story Writing to a New Level, or Have Struggled With How to be a Writer in this Emerging Competitive Fiction Writing Market.

David Farland

New York Times Bestselling author David Farland

The workshop takes those who are already writing a book and stops to ask 'how to be a writer,' yielding insights that are career-changing.

The writing teacher of Stephenie Meyer as well as dozens of other bestselling authors is hosting two new writing workshops. "The Professional Writer's Workshops," is for experienced authors and is scheduled for June 4th through the 8th. "Writing for Young Adults" is scheduled for March 5th through 9th. Details are at

David Farland has taught writing for over 20 years. As the lead judge in one of the world’s largest writing contests, he began teaching new writers in the early 1990s, including such New York Times bestsellers as Eric Flint author of "1632" and Sean Williams who recently released "Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II." As a creative writing instructor at Brigham Young University, he went on to teach many other young authors who won international fame, including international bestselling YA horror writer Dan Wells, author of "I Don't Want to Kill You," and Brandon Sanderson, author of “The Way of Kings,” along with international phenomenon Stephenie Meyer.

In his own private workshops, his astonishing success has continued with such #1 New York Times Bestsellers Brandon Mull, author of “Fablehaven” and James Dashner, author of the Maze Runner series.

After decades of being a renowned teacher and professor to those interested in learning how to be a writer, he will soon be teaching his first writing workshop aimed specifically at writing for young adults, on March 5-9, 2012, in Saint George, Utah, called, "Writing for Young Adults." Farland says, "In this workshop you will learn the secrets of how to target young adult audiences, to take a story from its basic premise and enhance it—developing your characters, your world, your conflicts and themes, and your style and treatment, so that you can maximize the audience for your novel."

A second workshop, an advanced workshop called "The Professional Writer's Workshop," will also be taught in Saint George from June 4-8. Farland says, "The workshop takes those who are already writing a book and stops to ask 'how to be a writer,' yielding insights that are career-changing. We take your work and find a way to tweak it and make it as good as it can be, and to help you find an agent or publisher. You'll capture not just how to be a better writer, but how to make a living writing for money, or how to launch a writing career. It teaches the ins and outs of the writing business, the kind of things you can't learn in college."

Farland has been called “a wizard of storytelling” by Publisher’s Weekly, and is the author of the New York Times Bestselling Runelords series, which is preparing to launch as a major Hollywood movie franchise. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” and the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year.”

Farland has penned a number of novels for the middle grades and young adults, including several novels for the Star Wars and Mummy franchises. Beyond that, he has worked as a "film green-lighting analyst" in Hollywood and gave early counsel to the producers of John Carter and the Princess of Mars, which will soon be released. Farland has worked as a videogame designer and a screenwriter. In 1999, he set the Guinness Record for the World’s Largest book signing.

Farland is looking for serious writers for these workshops, and cautions beginners: “If you were taking this as a college writing course, it would be equal to a full-term, upper-division class. For example, in the first course you’ll learn an amazing amount about how to write for young adults, but you also need to be grounded in the basics.”

The class size will be limited to about 20 applicants. Each student will have a private consultation with Mr. Farland.

To learn more about the classes or to register, go to

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