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..
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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: September 2011
Contempt directed at writers by publishers and agents is the one fact I have seen over and over. And getting more and more angry at the contempt every time I see it in all its many forms, from tweets by … Continue reading
This one started from the artwork for the cover, of course. I was browsing through Dreamstime the other night and ran across this piece of art and knew instantly it had to be a Poker Boy story. And I had … Continue reading
Third installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Since the previous column in this series, I’ve gotten a few private comments and a couple of Twitter … Continue reading
I mentioned last story that I had a cool title that after I wrote the story just didn’t fit. So I changed the title of that one to “The War of Poker” that fit that story perfectly. This is the … Continue reading
Second installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Since I started yesterday with asking why anyone would let their agent be their publisher, I figured I … Continue reading
Starting this new series as I promised. This will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. For any of you who missed my last post about agents, just remember I told you to wait … Continue reading
Time I surfaced and wrote about the challenge for a moment. For those new here, my challenge for this year was to write 100 short stories this year (along with my other writing) and put each story up here and … Continue reading
The Passive Guy, on his great blog, www.ThePassiveVoice.com, talked today about a writer’s estate. Dorothy Parker. As I am slowly, and I do mean slowly, working through my friend’s estate, clearing up item after item on what was a very … Continue reading
Lawrence Block did a funny and informative blog about short fiction in this new world, and the writing of some of his short stories over the years. Worth the read for those who are writing and indie publishing short fiction. … Continue reading
Series Note: I am now working on updating each chapter and putting together this book, finally, after over 100,000 words that started back in 2009. So I am updating each chapter and putting it up here now for those who … Continue reading