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The Apex
Writers Group

The 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:

As one of the world’s foremost writing instructors, and a New York Times Bestselling author himself, over the past 40 years David Farland has trained dozens of internationally successful writers, including #1 New York Times Bestsellers such as:

  • Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time & The Way of Kings) 
  • James Dashner (The Maze Runner) 
  • Brandon Mull (Fablehaven) 
  • Stephanie Meyer (Twilight)
  • And many more…
 

He has been 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 judges and teaches 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.

 
David Farland

Access Writer Training Programs

Get immediate access to all university level Writer Training Meetings, Courses, Seminars, and Special Videos. Plus get instant access to 4 of Dave's bestselling eBook's on Writing!

Network with Authors

Gain access to our community and network of writers and industry experts with our Forums, Groups, Sprint Chat and Discussion Boards.

Join Live Conference Calls

Interact with us on our live biweekly Apex Calls with David Farland and with new #1 bestselling authors, agents, editors, publishers, film makers and more.Where you can ask questions and learn from the best!

Join Bi-Weekly Live Guest Lectures!

With Apex you get a unique opportunity to gain new insights from top experts in their field.

Twice a week we host a call with top industry experts! Including #1 bestselling writers, editors, publishers, agents, marketing specialist, movie producers, motivational speakers and more! During this time members listen to the instruction/advice of the guest and ask and have your questions answered live!

Past Featured Guests include:

All meetings are recorded and made available in our archive.
Choose from over 150 different guests and videos!

Not only that, Dave is also doing a daily “Writing with Dave” writing sprint, where you can join us from 1 PM to 3 PM to write every day (Mon-Fri). He will give a writing tip for inspiration, followed by the sprint!
 

When you find out how ridiculously cheap it is to get all this, you’ll wonder if I’ve lost my mind. (I’m pretty sure I haven’t, yet.)

Join weekly Monday “Strategy Meeting” to help authors learn how to get books published well and how to make the bestseller lists, and also to get books made into films!
 

You don’t need to struggle for months or years to improve your writing, publishing, and marketing.

Instead, save yourself years of trial and error by learning from the experts to guide you.

 

Join a network of supporting like-minded writers

Access Forums & Courses

A place to ask and find answers to those hard questions, connect with our truly great members.

Join Groups

Get access to groups for 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

In our Facebook-like networking platform you can connect with members to take your writing to the next level.

Our Members

In Apex, 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 gain motivation…

In Apex, You’ll find a wide variety of industry experts who run publishing companies or those who already are or well on their way to become some of the bestselling authors in their genres.

Whether you are 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.

What Members say?

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 Courses!

Members of Apex enjoy access to Dave’s Super Writers’ Bundle.

 

This includes all 14 of his bestselling Writing Workshops and Courses. Plus right now you’ll also get his Seminars and 4 books on writing FREE!

These courses are designed to teach you what he has taught other bestsellers!

An over $2,500 Value! FREE!

Included 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 videos creating weekly!

Included Seminars

Hyahh!

Dave has 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

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.

Ultimate Worldbuilding

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

Dave has 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.

Heinlein's Rules

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

5 Tips for Writing to a Large Audience

To make it as a writer you can’t just appeal to one person. Not even just hundreds, but hundreds of thousands. Make sure your story follows these tips to maximize your intended reader.

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–morebooks, 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.

Take your writing seriously this year and get started today!

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