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: June 2011
Interestingly enough, lots of great discussion and feedback on the math post. But the item I got the most grief about privately and on a couple Twitter comments was me using Four Novels a Year pace. (How dare I suggest … Continue reading
And on the same topic of electronic sales, a great survey. Worth looking at on how eReaders and Tablets are growing in households. http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/E-readers-and-tablets/Report.aspx
Okay, time to do some math again on this 99 cent thing. Start from the premise that I am a professional writer. Start from the premise that I want to make $100,000.00 per year with my fiction writing. Start from … Continue reading
Okay, over the last two years I’ve taken a ton of flack from writers by suggesting they don’t need to spend a year writing a book, that all they have to do is spend more time actually typing and a … Continue reading
Wow, it’s interesting to get some real numbers out of indie publishers. Robin Sullivan does a nice job with this post and the comments afterward are interesting as well as others chip in to put their sales up. Very much … Continue reading
Mike Shatzkin does a great job making a solid case for the fact that John Locke, a million-selling indie publisher selling his books for 99 cents would have made more money selling his books traditionally. Interesting thoughts by Mike. And … Continue reading
Far, far too young, Marty Greenberg left us this morning after a long illness. Even though not unexpected, still a very sad day for a lot of people, me included. For those of you not familiar with the thousands and … Continue reading
A ton of stuff happened this week in publishing. Best summary was at Digital Bookworld. News on B&N, Borders, Amazon tablet, the spam mess at Amazon, and so on. http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2011/dbw-weekly-roundup-62311/
This last week, since I have been just playing with short stories, I didn’t report here a few major changes in publishing. The most important of which is J.K. Rowling’s announcement that she will only sell her e-books from her … Continue reading