Monday, April 30, 2018

Don't Miss David Farland's Master Class...Only At Fyrecon 2!

In just under two months, artists will gather, writers will congregate, and students will assemble. They'll come together to share ideas, foster inspiration, and participate in Utah's newest writing symposium. 

Fyrecon, the second edition.

And one of the main attractions to the event are Master Classes. This year's con will have classes on writing, illustration, sculpting, and other art forms. One of the biggest names to attend is David Farland.

If you're looking for someone with experience in the publishing, writing, and marketing industries, you'll be hard pressed to find a person with more. He has literally taught some of the most successful writers of our time.

This is from Fyrecon's website:

David Farland is an award-winning, New York Timesbestselling 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. Recently, Dave accepted the position of Director of Storytelling for a new animation studio, Crocodiles Not Waterlilies Entertainment, where he will help guide the company’s production of books, video games, and animated films.
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.
Over the past several years, I've had the opportunity to have several conversations with Dave. He's so approachable and personable, and he knows his stuff. I can only imagine how his class would be. If you're serious in learning about the craft of writing, sign up! It's a 12-hour in depth course. 

David Farland

Here's the schedule:

Class is limited to 30 students
Thursday, June 21th, 9am – 1pm
Friday, June 22th, 9am – 1pm
Saturday, June 21th, 9am – 1pm
Explore the writing process step-by-step over three days and see exactly how it is done. Each hour we’ll cover a new step toward completion and beyond.
Hour 1–Brainstorming, “1001 Ideas in an Hour,”
Hour 2–Brainstorming Settings
Hour 3–Create Your Characters
Hour 4–Weaving the Plot
Hour 5–Focus on Writing (Cleaning your palette, creating a writing space, focus)
Hour 6–Drafting Your Opening/Hooking Your Reader
Hour 7–Enchanting Your Reader Image by Image
Hour 8–Adding Complications
Hour 9–Powerful Endings
Hour 10–Editing to Greatness/Working with Editors
Hour 11–Sending it Out, Dealing With Editors and Agents
Hour 12–How to Make a Living as a Writer
Hurry--seating is limited. You can find out more about Dave's class, as well as the other amazing writers and artists at Fyrecon by clicking: HERE. And to find information specifically about Dave's class, click: HERE.

If you're thinking about going, please check out Fyrecon 2. It's going to be great!

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