J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had the Inklings as a writing group.
Hemingway worked with Faulkner and Steinbeck to achieve greatness.
Now it's your turn!
What is Apex
Whether you want to break into the publishing field, level up to bestseller, or begin selling more books than you’ve ever imagined…
In Apex, you’ll get access to the training, motivational tools, and the supporting community that you need to succeed in your career.
Meet Your New Writing Mentor:
David Farland was one of the world’s foremost writing instructors, and a New York Times Bestselling author himself. Over the past 40 years before his death, he trained dozens of internationally successful writers, including #1 New York Times Best sellers such as:
He was the lead judge for the world’s largest science fiction and fantasy writing contests for the past 30 years and helped push J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter to become the bestselling novel of all time.
Farland judged and taught writing workshops with L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors.
The contest has helped discover and launch many authors into professional careers, with nearly 100 new science fiction and fantasy books released in just the last year.
Dave passed away in January 2022, but his wisdom remains with us today through several pre-recorded courses and seminars.
Join Bi-Weekly Live Guest Lectures!
With Apex you get a unique opportunity to gain new insights from top experts in their field.
We’re lining up special guests 3 times a week to help our authors stay motivated and focused while learning new skills in how to write, edit, and sell their work. Our goal is to make this the single most exciting writers’ group in the world.
Past Featured Guests Include:
All meetings are recorded and made available in our archive.
Choose from over 200 different guests and trainings!
Join a network of supporting like-minded writers
Access 200+ Courses, Recorded Conference Calls and Trainings.
We’re releasing weekly videos with tips on writing, storytelling, publishing, and staying motivated.
Join Forums and Groups
Genre-specific interests and more, such as brainstorming and accountability groups! In addition, you can take courses together, find critique groups, or join writers rings.
Network with Authors
What’s more, you’ll be welcomed into a worldwide community of writers who are also struggling to become breakout novelists and filmmakers through our private Facebook group, and you’ll be granted access to our new forum. With these writers you can exchange news and information, brainstorm and critique novels, plan for book launches, and so on.
We understand there is no one way to become a successful author, so we value the advice of “industry experts” who have made it, whether it be how to market, plot, compose, revise, or simply get motivated…
In Apex, you’ll find a wide variety of industry experts who run publishing companies or those who already are well on their way to become some of the bestselling authors in their genres.
Whether you’re a budding writer, or a seasoned veteran, in Apex you’ll be in good hands, receiving sound advice. Our community is forthcoming and truly seeking the success of each other.
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What People Are Saying:
Beef up your beats
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.
Learn the art
What are the nine most common weaknesses that keep new authors from publishing successfully? This course will help you identify these problems and overcome them, strengthening your own writing through education and practice. Each topic is addressed in a taped lesson, followed by learning material, recommended reading, and a writing assignment. Learn to take your writing from “okay” to “powerful” and then “mesmerizing” in this first Writing Mastery course.
Master the art
In Writing Mastery 2, the focus will be on your story, which means that you will spend more time brainstorming scenes and working to build your story as a whole. Many of these exercises are designed to help you see your story in a new way, brainstorm new scenes, and then begin writing them, so that you build on the existing framework of your novel. settings that can give birth to incredible societies and characters, plus how to take those characters’ cores and generate enthralling conflicts for your plot.
Learn to put
the pieces together
Creating a story is like putting a puzzle together, one with missing or misleading pieces. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to recognize what pieces of your story you have (such as characters, scenes, or conflicts), determine what pieces are still missing, and fashion the pieces you need. Dave will show you how to create imaginative settings that can give birth to incredible societies and characters, plus how to take those characters’ cores and generate enthralling conflicts for your plot. This course is especially effective when combined with Dave’s Amazon #1 Bestselling Writing Book, Million Dollar Outlines, also included in this bundle.
Capture the Reader
You’ve read stories that absolutely swept you away into another world, stories that made you forget you were reading and ultimately left you changed. This Course will help you learn the skills to do that!
Start off right
Think you’re ready to begin your novel? The new author is faced with a lot of tasks: introducing his world, his characters, and building his story. For most people, starting well is a struggle. This workshop will help guide you through the process of writing that difficult opening.
New to this bundle! When an author delivers a powerful ending, readers will take notice of the author’s name–and put them on their “to read” list. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to structure the ending, create an exciting “reversal,” and write cascading scenes that create an “emotional symphony” for the reader and lead to powerful complex.
Rewriting to greatness
In this workshop you will learn why you need to become your own editor, and you’ll get an overview of the editorial process. You’ll learn why it’s important to make multiple passes while editing, and Dave will help introduce you to some of the best tools to guide you as you revise your novel.
+ Multiple new videos creating weekly!
Dave 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.
Show your stuff
Many new writers put together a great book proposal, then send it to a lousy agent or publisher. By doing that, they may set their own career back by 5 years. So in this seminar, I talk about how to vet agents and publishers, how to meet them, and basically get a leg up on a stellar career. Just as importantly, I’ll give advice to help you decide whether to go Indie, because in some genres, you might not even want a publisher, and getting one could hurt your career.
Get back your passion
In every genre, the works at the very top of the all-time bestseller list tend to be those where the author has spent time to develop a unique and compelling world. In this series of seven lectures, Dave will talk about some of the elements of worldbuilding that you should explore.
Writing for Young Adult & Middle Grade
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.
David Farland talks about what Heinlein got right, what he oversimplified, and what has changed in the intervening 65 years since Heinlein made his famous rules.
5 Tips for Writing to a Large Audience
“Five Tips for Writing to a Massive Audience,” tells the criteria Dave used when he selected Harry Potter to be the book that Scholastic pushed to become a bestseller, and he reveals the marketing strategy he devised that made it the fastest-selling middle-grade novel of all time—a strategy that helped launch J.K. Rowling to become the wealthiest writer of all time.
Included Bundle Books!
Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing
Every genre of writing has a “secret language” that builds up around it, a way of presenting itself to the world.
In this book, Dave helps you see the importance of learning how to resonate well with other books and films in your genre while resonating with real-life experiences, so that your novel will garner an audience as big as the genre that you write in.
Blockbuster Book Signings
Blockbuster Book Signings will tell you everything you need to know to make your signings a success. This insightful book includes: – Ideas for Alternative Venues – Effective Publicity Strategies – Optimal Dates and Seasons for Signings – A Checklist of Items to Bring and Tasks to Complete and more.
Whether you’re a new author or a seasoned one, throw a book signing that makes readers wanting more–more books, more of you, and more signings.
Million Dollar Outlines
Many writers can tell you how to outline, or not, but in this #1 Amazon bestseller, Dave takes it several steps further by helping you decide not just how to outline a novel, but how to create one that will become a bestseller.
From the time when children first began gathering around campfires, we have been seeking tales of wonder–the feeling you get when something is strange and exciting.
Most of the books we read are what I call “wonder literature”, yet writing wonder is a lesson seldom taught.
This book will delve into what “wonder literature” truly means and how to increase the level of wonder in your novel.
Take your writing seriously this year and get started today!
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