On Thursday, New York Times best selling indie author, Dave Wolverton / David Farland’s teenage son was critically injured in a longboard accident. Ben and his family were life-flighted to Las Vegas where Ben has since been in a medically induced coma. He has had multiple emergency brain surgeries to attempt to control the swelling in his brain. The problem is his family did not have insurance and they are worried about the extraordinary cost of such a traumatic injury.
You can see more of this story at http://www.gofundme.com/BensRecovery.
I don’t remember seeing David Farland on the KBoard Forum, but he’s been a successful indie author for quite a few years. I’m usually leery of donating to unknown causes, but this story touched me so much that I looked into David Farland’s books. He has many high-rated fantasy books and a couple writing instructional books.
One in particular caught my attention, Million Dollar Outlines, and I started reading it immediately.
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.
Or you could check out his other instructional, Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing. I picked this one up as well :)
All successful writers use resonance to enhance their stories by drawing power from stories that came before, by resonating with their readers’ experiences, and by resonating within their own works.
In this book, you’ll learn exactly what resonance is and how to use it to make your stories more powerful. You’ll see how it is used in literature and other art forms, and how one writer, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his work.
So if the story pulls at your heart-strings a bit and you need to help with your outlining or resonance, you will feel wonderful purchasing his books knowing that it will go to help this young man recover. Win, win. And if you don’t think your outlining or resonance needs any help, check out his amazing fantasy books. Here’s the link to his many books.
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