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: October 2012
Anthea Lawson on Laura Howard’s blog did a great and clear post about some of the myths of traditional publishing. (She didn’t call them myths. That’s my term about her topics.) Worth the read. http://laurahoward78.blogspot.com/2012/10/is-traditional-publishing-happily-ever.html
I had numbers of people asking where I got the 25% number of ebook sales that I used in the last post. It seemed clear to me, honestly, since it was all over the news two weeks ago. But I … Continue reading
This last week it was announced that ebooks are now about 25% of all trade book sales. (From a survey of over 1,200 publishers.) And the rate of increase has slowed and is leveling out. Yup, about what I expected … Continue reading
My friend, Keven J. Anderson is reposting some of his tips on writing productivity. He’s doing them a few at a time. You might want to follow them if you have a desire to write fiction. I’ve listened to him … Continue reading
Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, has a blog up about Amazon Kindle Select. I pretty much agree with everything he said. Take a read. http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/amazon-plays-indie-authors-like-pawns/
Finally got them in from CreateSpace. (I was late ordering them because just forgot to hit purchase when I had them in the shopping cart. I claim the POD workshop caused my stupidity.) Again in September there were eight of … Continue reading
Two Online Design Workshops Starting in January. We are calling this our Design Series. At the moment it will only be offered in January and March sessions. (See schedule below.) I doubt we will do these through the summer and … Continue reading
This is sort of a continuation of the last promotion post, but a ton of words shorter I promise. And if you haven’t read the comments on the last promotion post, I would suggest you do so. Some wonderful discussion … Continue reading
I actually should do this under the “Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing” series of articles, but decided that since so many newer fiction writers have bought into the myth of promotion, hook, line, and sinker, this should go here … Continue reading