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: May 2011
For those of you with agents, for those of you with IP lawyers for contracts, for those of you even hoping to sell a book into traditional publishing, the Passive Guy, a former attorney, on his blog, The Passive Voice, … Continue reading
As I get done with deadlines and head back to a big push on the short story challenge, I’ve been doing a few short story collections. You can see the titles of the collections and covers down the right side … Continue reading
Passive Guy put up some great thoughts from Dave Farland about indie publishing and the future of publishing in general. Fantastic stuff, folks. Worth the read from two of the smarter people working in this business. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/05/2011/publishers-and-agents-are-trying-to-figure-out-how-to-skin-their-own-authors
http://www.thepassivevoice.com/05/2011/strip-mining-the-authors/ This blog by Passive Guy, a former attorney, may be one of the most important posts you will ever read as a writer or near-professional writer. This post, combined with Kris’s most recent post on surviving the transition shows … Continue reading
If you have ever signed a contract and your publisher is coming back to you with an added clause to sign, or if you are thinking of signing a contract with a book publisher, this blog by J. Daniel Sawyer … Continue reading
Wow, agents who are doing books are starting to have the books appear and guess what? They don’t have a clue what they are doing any more than the rest of us did when we started. And that’s worth 50%??? … Continue reading
In a great post about the future of publishing, Michael A. Stackpole once again just flat calls things as they are. Worth the read, folks. Great post, Mike! http://www.michaelastackpole.com/?p=2547
Just over a year ago now, Kris was standing at the end of an aisle in a Safeway grocery store as I came around the corner from the deli section. She was staring at one of those huge end-caps of … Continue reading
This myth just gets more and more annoying by the day. And finally, with all the new stuff about indie publishing, I figured it was time to take a hammer to the myth. If you catch some hints of annoyance … Continue reading