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: March 2011
Workshop going on here right now, and I finally finished one major project and a short story for an assignment anthology. So with luck the challenge will be coming back to full steam. Just been nuts. Stay tuned.
Joe Konrath had a great conversation with Mark Coker about the creation of Smashwords. I am a major fan of Smashwords and Mark’s work. But there are a few complainers out there that voiced their complaints after this column with … Continue reading
Folks, Agent Ted Weinstein got Barry Eisler and Amanda Hocking to talk in the same interview and it is FANTASTIC!! Worth the read, including how Ted sees possible future agent models. http://www.twliterary.com/selfpub.html
The first three posts in this series were designed to be a unit and help you get set up as an indie publisher. You should have a business name picked out with a web site domain reserved, understand your upfront … Continue reading
Connie Brockway, a major romance and historical romance writer has jumped and her reasons are wonderful and spot on from both a business side and an art and artist side. She is able to write the books she wants to … Continue reading
Paying For Self-Publishing Help Thoughts on Sunk Costs and Commissions with Barry Eisler, Joe Konrath, and Dean Wesley Smith Joe: Before Barry and I went live with our 13,000 word ebook dialog, we reached out to a few folks we … Continue reading
Read her blog post here about why she took the deal with traditional publishing that she did. http://amandahocking.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog.html My opinion, from an outside business perspective and a long-term freelance writer, let me say Fantastic!! Her reasons are spot-on good business, … Continue reading
Welcome back to slaughtering a few sacred cows. This one came clear to me over the last few days from so many writers saying how stunned they are that Barry Eisler turned down such a large deal to self-publish his … Continue reading
Well, looks like Amanda wants people in traditional publishing to take care of her. From a long-term professional, all I can say is that she is going to be very upset with the results and in for a very rude … Continue reading
I agree with Mike Stackpole on this. Read his article here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-a-stackpole/borders-bookbrewer-vampir_b_823926.html Authors should avoid this program at all costs. I saw it when it first arrived, laughed at the stupidity of Borders and the last gasp attempt on their … Continue reading