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The Apex
Writers Group

World's Most Innovative Writing Group!

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
Writers Group?

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:

  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time & The Way of Kings) 
  • James Dashner (The Maze Runner) 
  • Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) 
  • Stephanie Meyer (Twilight)
  • and many who have only climbed onto the bestseller lists without hitting #1.
 

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.

 
David Farland
"I still use the writing techniques he discussed, and constantly reference him and his instruction when I teach creative writing myself. . . His explanations led me directly to getting an agent, and subsequently, my first book deal."
Brandon Sanderson
#1 NYT Bestseller, Author of Fablehaven and Beyonders

Join Industry Expert Lectures!

With Apex, you get a unique opportunity to ask questions and gain insights from top experts in their field. We’re lining up special guests  3 times per 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!

Apex Past Guest Speaker’s Include:

All meetings are recorded and made available in our archive.

Join the programs to help authors learn how to get books published well, how to make the bestseller lists, and also to get books made into films!

How to brainstorm, write, edit, and publish your novels.
Keeping motivated through the process.
How to advertise your upcoming releases so that you hit bestseller lists.
How to impress and work with publishers.
How to break into the film industry.
Maintaining and growing your career.

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.

Our Members

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.

Apex is a community of writers dedicated to publishing. I can’t explain how badly I needed this. As an aspiring author, there is a glut of gurus out there pointing in every direction based on what has worked for them or misinterpreting what they think worked for others. David leads a group of pros who not only know the many ways to succeed, but are happy to explain the hows and whys the different ways that work for different writers. And the personal support and relationships I’m building with like-minded people is incalculably important to my career.
Lazarus Black
WOTF Honorable Mention recipient​
Through membership in Apex, this year (2020), I’ve grown and accomplished the scary - built my web site (https://jannerenberg.com), have my novel "Stand In Stone" being reviewed by a major publisher, won an HM from Writers of the Future, and have completed NaNoWriMo. The support of fellow writers, weekly information on how-to from pros, and access to David Farland’s classes are an invaluable resources.
Jan Nerenberg
Novelist and WOTF Honorable Mention recipient

Get Immediate Access to all Apex Training!

Members of Apex enjoy access to David Farland’s complete Super Writers’ Bundle.

This includes the audited versions of his 14  bestselling writing workshops and courses. Plus, you’ll also get his seminars and 4 books on writing as a FREE BONUS!

How different would your life be if tomorrow you woke up and discovered that your book…

…the one you poured hours, weeks, months, years (?) of your life into…

…was suddenly sitting atop the bestsellers list? 

What would it be like to finally get your book written and out into the world…

…and you could – once and for all – call yourself a published, bestselling author?

 Now, getting there (I can tell you) is like a long trudge through murky waters. 

The path lined with wrong turns, dead ends, and often painful and costly lessons. 

But we both know that’s not the only way…

There is another road to authorship – one paved, direct, and clear of obstacles.

A well-worn route that begins with one clear-cut step…

Which is – to craft a ‘million-dollar outline’ with those ‘bestseller’ components already woven in.  

And it’s MY goal to help guide you there. 

It’s also the ‘reason why’ behind my virtual workshop’s in ‘The Super Writers’ Bundle ’…

To help up-and-coming authors craft their first (or next) bestseller blueprint. 

And I have the bundle available now

(Yes, this is the same step-by-step process I took bestselling authors James Dashner, Brandon Sanderson, and Stephenie Meyer through)

Now, you can get a good look at the class itinerary, the incredible bonuses we’ve got set up for you below.

Best of luck on your writing journey,

David Farland

An over $2,500 Value! FREE!

What People Are Saying:

Courses

Magnificent Middles Course by David Farland

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. 

Powerful Endings

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 video’s created weekly!

“Whether you’re interested in making the transition to a professional author or are already published and wish to facilitate your move to the next level, Dave will give you the skill set necessary to make it happen.”
Day Leclaire
Award-winning and Bestselling author of over 50 romance novels

Seminars

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.

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.

Every writer gets tired at times and feels that he has hit a creative block. In these lessons, Dave talks about how to combat that fatigue and get excited about your art once again.

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.

Dave helped launch the careers of or train such notable writers as J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, and James Dashner. 
Many of these people write for the middle-grade and young adult genres, audiences which have their own particular needs. 
 
Learn about special considerations for these audiences and tells why they can be so hard to break into, but also so lucrative.

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.

five tips for writing to a large audience seminar by new york times best selling author david farlan

“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.

Writing Wonder

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.

"Aside from being a talented writer, David Farland is an excellent writing teacher. Hearing him teach live and reading his written advice has helped me focus many of my own thoughts about the writing process. Those who would like to learn more about the craft of writing would be wise to pay attention."
Brandon Mull
#1 NYT Bestseller, author of Fablehaven and Beyonders

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase for any reason, just contact us in the first 30 days and I’ll give you a full refund. 

Just email service@mystorydoctor.com or use the Contact Us link on the site.

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