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: November 2012
Sadly, as I said in my wrap-up post of what I saw coming, people taking advantage of writers was going to increase. I just didn’t expect Simon and Schuster to jump into the game. Wow, what a stunner. All the … Continue reading
I hope everyone in the States had a great holiday. A person would think that after thirty-five years in this publishing business (which works at a glacial pace), I would have calculated the time involved a little better with getting … Continue reading
Interestingly enough, 2012 was the first seemingly stable year in the new normal we are all living in the publishing industry. Does that mean that nothing changed? Of course not. Some things changed, but not like 2009-2011. And some things … Continue reading
The first four online workshops are now done, for the most part. The writers who took the classes are going back over the entire six weeks of videos to review. (Or at least I hope they are.) And that’s a … Continue reading
As I have said before, WMG Publishing is going through all the backlist I put up early and redoing everything, from covers to blurbs to uploads. And proofing the stories as well. I have been doing many of my own, … Continue reading
For those of you who were around here from last August through last spring and know the estate issues Kris and I dealt with, Kris is now finally starting to do her estate series. This is a general one this … Continue reading
This week’s article by Kris is a great one. And it should scare hell out of any new writer coming into the business. And answer questions for many fans of different author’s work. And read the comments and see that … Continue reading
For those of you missing the news, here are some totals reported from the AAP survey for July. (The last posts below were from June and the first half of 2012.) This is quoted from Publisher’s Marketplace. “The AAP reported … Continue reading