Dean’s Short Bio
Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has written more than one hundred popular novels and well over two hundred published short stories. His novels include the science fiction novel Laying the Music to Rest and the thriller The Hunted as D.W. Smith. With Kristine Kathryn Rusch, he is the coauthor of The Tenth Planet trilogy and The 10th Kingdom. He writes under many pen names and has also ghosted for a number of top bestselling writers.
Dean has also written books and comics for all three major comic book companies, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, and has done scripts for Hollywood. One movie was actually made.
Over his career he has also been an editor and publisher, first at Pulphouse Publishing, then for VB Tech Journal, then for Pocket Books. He is now an executive editor for Fiction River.
Fiction River Volume #1 Is Available!Fiction River, an original fiction anthology magazine edited by me and Kristine Kathryn Rusch is available for subscriptions. Unnatural Worlds, the first volume, shiped on April 23rd.
$6.99 electronic and $15.99 trade paper editions of Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds are available at your favorite bookseller..
Or subscribe to future issues now.
Online Workshop Schedule
Each workshop is 6 weeks long and is limited to twelve people. (Again, it will take you about four hours per week to do each of these.) These are the starting dates of upcoming workshops.
All have openings at the moment. For sign-up and more information about each workshop, click the Online Workshop tab at the top of the page.
Class #17… June 3rd … Cliffhangers
Class #18… June 4th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #19… June 5th … Genre Structure
Class #20… June 6th … Openings
Class #21… June 7th … Idea to Story
Class #22… July 8th … World Building
Class #23… July 9th … Plot Your Novel
Class #24… July 10th … Designing Book Covers
Class #25… July 11th … Designing Book Interiors
Class #26… July 12th … Essentials
Class #27… August 5th … Ideas to Story
Class #28… August 6th … Openings
Class #29… August 7th … Genre Structure
Class #30… August 8th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #31… August 9th …. Cliffhangers
Class #32… Sept 2nd … Essentials
Class #33… Sept 3rd … Plot Your Novel
Class #34… Sept 4th … World Building
Class #35… Sept 5th … Designing Book Covers
Class #36… Sept 6th … Designing Book Interiors
Sign-up and more information under Online Workshops tab at the top of the page.
More information on these lectures under the Lecture Series Tab above.
#1... Heinlein's Rules... Dean Wesley Smith... $75.00
#2... Read Like a Writer... Kristine Kathryn Rusch... $50.00
#3... How to Write a Short Story: The Basics... Kristine Kathryn Rusch... $50.00
#4... Writer's Block and Procrastination... Dean Wesley Smith ... $50.00
#5... Carving Out Time for Your Writing... Dean Wesley Smith... $50.00
Monthly Archives: February 2011
In case anyone noticed I hadn’t been here as regularly as normal this week, if you call my posts here regular at all. (grin). I got sort of busy. From Monday to Thursday morning I worked with ten writers to … Continue reading
Folks, don’t miss Kris’s new post on what it takes for a writer to survive in this new publishing world. www.kristinekathrynrusch.com
Folks, you want to read this article by Kris. It’s part of a series she’s doing that you all should be following. And honestly, I have no idea what she’s going to write about before she does and she doesn’t … Continue reading
Warning: This will be a general post designed to help regular folk understand some real basics in indie publishing accounting, so publishing experts and accountants, please give me a break. This is very, very general. Thanks! Also, this is a … Continue reading
Okay, folks, this blog will explain a lot of things to you about your next royalty statement. C.E. talks about the impact of the Borders’ bankruptcy on authors. Basically, we’re screwed. Authors working with traditional publishers, read it carefully. If … Continue reading
Zoe Winters did a great post today about how this new world of indie publishing seems like a gold rush, and some people are treating indie publishing as a gold rush that will pan out, but it’s not. This is … Continue reading
I have a hunch many of you have not been following what this article is about. Tobias describes it fairly well. And I wasn’t completely agreeing with his conclusions until I got to the last two paragraphs, which is how … Continue reading
After finishing and putting up the last challenge story, I took a couple of days away from the challenge, just working on other projects. So on the night of the 10th (3;30 in the morning of the 11th), I happened … Continue reading
Zoe Winters did a response to Robin’s post about liking CreateSpace. Zoe likes LighteningSource. Here are her reasons why. I suggest that everyone read both articles when looking at POD. http://zoewinters.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/why-i-still-recommend-using-lightning-source-over-createspace/ That said, I use CreateSpace. I use a fantastically … Continue reading