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: January 2012
I get the “pen name” question more than any other question. Period. And that’s because I am very open about writing under different names and I have varied reasons for doing so. And weirdly enough, I have written under pen … Continue reading
Susan Kiernan-Lewis does a great post trashing the idea of using social networks to sell books and it is well-reasoned and well-written. Worth the read, folks. She is wrong about me and Konrath and Eisler and Meyer. She thinks our … Continue reading
My wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, on her blog today called “The Business Rusch” did a great post I feel is important for all writers to read. It’s about not forgetting readers. Publishers are doing so and writers tend to do … Continue reading
Verso did a very good and pretty solid study on e-reading public, buying new devices, and resistance to even buying a reading device. Some fantastic data in this new study. One thing I find interesting is that over the last … Continue reading
As I was asking some writers in the comments a few posts ago to back up their claims of fact with real data, Nielsen in Great Britain was doing just such a study. Amazing stuff. What they did was first … Continue reading
In case you haven’t been following the reports on Publisher’s Marketplace, Digital Book World conference is going on right now in New York. And Bob Meyer is there and speaking. His two write-ups are worth the read. http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/ And once … Continue reading
Here are a list of things I just get confused about, that I don’t have answers to, and that I thought I would just toss out into the air. — I am confused at why a writer gets happy when … Continue reading
Folks, not only is the message to go slow and let your books grow coming from me, but my wife, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, just did a blog about bestsellers. The Bestseller Lists and Other Thoughts. And this morning Joe Konrath … Continue reading
J.A. Konrath finally said in a very clear fashion what I have been saying over and over and over. Forget publicity on your books, forget being an “author” and work on writing better books and more of them. Don’t believe … Continue reading
I was stunned by an e-mail I got from a writer who said he seldom bothered to publish his work to Pubit (B&N) and Smashwords and trade paper format. I was so stunned, I have yet to respond. The Amazon … Continue reading