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: October 2011
A Guest Blog by K. W. Jeter Dean here to introduce K. W. Jeter a little to those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading K. W.’s work or meeting him in person. (I am headed off … Continue reading
Kristin J. Tsetsi did a fun rant and used some math on the costs of e-books on Kindle. Worth a read just for the different perspective and another way to look at value. http://kristenjtsetsi.com/2011/10/28/the-cost-of-kindle-books-pay-up-or-shut-up/
It has been an interesting time for me and writing over the last three months that has gotten me to a spot where I can see clearly (even tired) some observations about indie publishing that without the last three months … Continue reading
Things are seeming to go along and I am within a week or so of being back in my office and writing like crazy again. I’ll talk about life rolls like the one I am in and what you can … Continue reading
Folks, Kris’s new business blog is up and titled “R*E*S*P*E*C*T.” A must read not only for what Kris is saying about respect from traditional editors, but for the list that Lee Allred puts together and she posts on the differences … Continue reading
Big Ed sent me a wonderful link to a post from a site called Lessons of Failure. The title of this post is “Why You Can’t Trust Recruiters.” It is short and to the point. In the center of the … Continue reading
As some of you might have noticed, there are not a lot of short stories pouring over this site just yet with the challenge. Actually, luckily for me, I had no other writing deadlines this fall either. Because writing anything … Continue reading
Fifth installment in this new series. This series will be made up of short, sometimes very short questions and puzzlements about publishing. Why would anyone with any sanity try to predict the future of publishing at this moment in time? … Continue reading
This will be my last post on agents for a time, maybe ever. I’m going to sit back and watch this agent stuff work itself out. Don’t worry, I will be doing lots of other posts about indie publishing, about … Continue reading
A beginning note: This post came about because lately I’ve been getting the writer-as-center-of-the-universe questions a great deal. Writers believe that when they send in a manuscript to an editor, it is the only manuscript on the desk. Writers believe … Continue reading