Million Dollar Outlines

Million Dollar Outlines

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by David Farland
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614751762
Publisher:
WordFire Press
Publication date:
07/24/2014
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
322,143
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

David Farland is an award-winning, international best-selling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for "Best Novel in the English Language" for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for "Best Novel of the Year" for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and he has won over seven awards-including the International Book Award and the Hollywood Book Festival, Grand Prize-for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is best known, however, for his New York Times best-selling fantasy series The Runelords, which will soon be made into a graphic novel and, likely, a movie.
Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War.
As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens 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).
Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, perhaps the largest worldwide writing competition for new fantasy and science fiction authors. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.
David Farland has been hailed as "The wizard of storytelling" and his work has been called "compelling," "engrossing," "powerful," "profound," and "ultimately life-changing."

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nruva More than 1 year ago
This is the updated version of “Million Dollar Outlines”, which has been expanded and revised. The book is actually a text version of a class Farland teaches, and having read this book before actually taking the class I will say it is very faithful to the material. Dave Farland is an incredible teacher and has a real gift for explaining complex ideas and techniques in easy to digest chunks. There were quite a few a-ha moments for me when things my writing teachers have told me for years were finally laid out and explained in such a way that I could analyze and start using them. The main focus of this book is outlining and crafting a story with the types of twists and turns that mainstream audiences will love. There are several great examples from modern day works, and Farland is able to distill a lot of what he is teaching down into a few really good examples to help you understand his techniques. There are a few stumbling blocks, as with any book on writing, and readers may not find everything immediately applicable. For example, I was a bit intimidated by Dave's outlining style at first, and almost completely dismissed it until I say down and figured out a way I could use it, even if by subset. That’s where the examples in this book shine. Throughout, Dave helps you understand what needs to be done to craft great outlines and stories that sell, regardless of your personal style. This book, along with his companion book "Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing," come highly recommended and should be on every writer's digital bookshelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago