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Store and Workshop

Store and Workshop

Another full day at WMG offices (part of which will soon be our new store). I worked on one of the new workshops as well as did a bunch of stuff in the store. Got the second temporary sign hung outside, got some final trim work done, did a lot of work on all the die cast cars.

And then spent the evening sorting through and getting some non-sports cards ready. (They are art cards mostly. But we have a lot of Trek, Star Wars, X-Files and other cards. We have one area of the store that is nothing but non-sport cards.

And dug out some old games. Eventually this store will also have a modern game section, but at the moment just some older games and a ton of clocks.  Walking down the aisle with all the clocks on both sides is kind of creepy, actually.

Tomorrow I hope to have a new topic of the night.

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Patreon Supporters and Smith’s Monthly Subscribers

As planned, I got second issue of Smith’s Monthly out yesterday to subscribers and up on Patreon.  One more on Monday.

Looks like we are going to pull off this first phase of catching up. Now I just need to get back to writing next week for the second phase.

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Online Workshops

June online workshops all have openings, including the new Teams in Fiction workshop. We are halfway though the month. The list in June is a good one and so is the list in July. And note the July workshops don’t start until well after the 4th.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 21

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 976

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 10,300 words

— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 447 e-mails. Approx. 28,800 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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Workshops and Store

Workshops and Store

I spent all day on the store and on working on workshops, so it was a very fun day.

Patreon Supporters and Smith’s Monthly Subscribers

As planned, I got a recent issue of Smith’s Monthly out to subscribers and up on Patreon. The next issue should be out to subscribers and up on Patreon on Friday, and then with luck, the third issue in this run will be on Monday.

Now it’s going to take me some writing to get caught up.

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Topic of the Night: nothing tonight

I’ve been sitting at the computer too long today, so no topic tonight. Need to give my eyes a rest.

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Online Workshops

June online workshops all have openings, including the new Teams in Fiction workshop. We are halfway though the month. The list in June is a good one and so is the list in July. And note the July workshops don’t start until well after the 4th.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 17

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 972

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 100 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 9,200 words

— E-mail: 28 e-mails. Approx. 4,100 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 393 e-mails. Approx. 26,700 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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You can support this ongoing blog at Patreon on a monthly basis. Not per post. Just click on the Patreon image. Extra stuff for different levels of support and I will be adding in more as time goes on. Thanks for your support.

Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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Free Originality Workshop Now Here

Free Originality Workshop Now Here

As I have been working to get some changes done here, one thing I added was a way to watch the YouTube videos here. I put them under the YouTube tab above and then each week of the Originality workshop on a sub-page. So you can go through the workshop in a similar fashion as when it was offered originally.

YouTube tab at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about that workshop or any of the ones we offer, feel free to write me.

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Patreon Supporters and Smith’s Monthly Subscribers

We got if figured out for starting the catching up of Smith’s Monthly through WMG. One issue will go out electronically on Monday, a second issue on Friday, and a third issue on the following Monday.

Got the proof on the first paper one yesterday. The new system seems to be working if I can get back to the writing at pace. Sort of distracted by the store opening in just over a week.

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Topic of the Night: Nothing tonight

Nothing tonight, but I have a fun one for tomorrow night.

Tonight I sorted through a few thousand watches. Yes, we also will sell watches in the new store. $2.00 each, as is… The twenty Mickey Mouse watches and the Star Wars watches I found will sell for a little more. (grin)

It is flat stunning how much stuff I have.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 14

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 969

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 7,400 words

— E-mail: 12 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 317 e-mails. Approx. 19,200 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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Kitten Picture and More YouTube

Cat Picture

After some meetings at WMG office, Kris and I took the stray we found that had been starving two weeks ago back to the vet. To try to find out more about her.

Basically, she is deaf, even after cleaning out her ears. But she gained almost a fifth of her original weight in two weeks, which was great. She also has bad teeth we can’t do anything about yet because she is still too weak. And she has a bad lesion on her tongue that we are now trying to cure.

And the vet is still convinced she is an older cat. Maybe so, but she is a love and we’re going to do what we can do to get her back to health. First time I’ve had a cat sitting on my lap since Walter died a year ago.

So here is a two week picture of her. She is a real personality, of that there is no doubt. All four pounds, eight ounces of her.

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Topic of the Night: Fifth Week of Originality on YouTube

Second night the topic is just that I got up another full week of the Originality Workshop on YouTube. So below is the 5th session of the first week. There are five weeks up now total and tomorrow I should get up the last week.

As a couple people have told me to say, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Still not sure what that does, but people in the know seem to think it is important. (grin)

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 6

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 611

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 3,000 words

— E-mail: 15 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 124 e-mails. Approx. 6,500 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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Riding with the Avengers

RIDING WITH THE AVENGERS

Today, by 3 p.m., I was in a large theater complex in the valley madly working on tearing down a massive floor display for the new Avengers movie that was about to flood the theater in two hours with rabid fans willing to cram in with other rabid fans for the honor of not worrying about spoilers on social media.

Now, no theater is allowed to sell those movie displays and I signed an agreement that I would never sell the display, but only use it for nifty wall decorations in the new store in the comic book room. (Free permanent advertising for the movie and the franchise.)

So I drove into the valley and took the thing apart, barely finishing in time to get the mess cleaned up before the hordes arrived. Then I filled my van with the front panels and the figures, some of them life-sized or bigger.

So all the way back to the coast, every time I looked into my review mirror, all I saw was the faces of The Avengers.

I live a very strange life.

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Four New Online Workshops in Three Months

Yeah, that’s right, four. Author’s Voice started in April, Sales Copy and Business of Fiction Writing started in May, and Teams in Fiction Writing starts in June.

Kris and I are very proud of these four new workshops. Two of them we never would have thought to try to teach three years ago. We’ll see how they do. All have openings at the moment.

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Topic of the Night: Got Another Week of Originality on YouTube

That’s about it for topic tonight unless you want me to tell you how we gave the new cat her second bath. Let’s just say it was entertaining and since she had gained a lot of strength since her first bath at the WMG offices, her voice had the other cats very upset. (grin)

Riding with the Avengers and bathing tiny cats, all on the same day. Yeah, my life is very strange.

So this video below is the fourth session in the first week of the Originality Workshop. There are now four full weeks of the workshop up on YouTube. Over the next few days I’ll load up the last two weeks.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you won’t miss anything. And yes, I do pick the thumbnails. (grin)

Enjoy the session. A lot more educational than a film of a cat getting a bath.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 5

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 610

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 2,700 words

— E-mail: 17 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 109 e-mails. Approx. 6,100 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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A Workshop Day

A Workshop Day

Except for working some on Smith’s Monthly covers and moving stuff in the store, I think everything I did today had to do with workshops in one way or another.

And I got the third week of the Originality Workshop loaded onto to Youtube.

ATTENTION!

Last Day to Sign Up on May Online workshops.

Workshops start Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Not behind, but don’t wait any longer.

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Originality Workshop

Here is the link to Week 1, Session 3 of the Originality Workshop. I managed to get the third week loaded up as well today. I am only going to put occasional videos up here on this site, but will load the entire workshop on YouTube. But I will continue posting sessions here through the first week of the workshop.  I will have all forty-plus videos of the Originality workshop uploaded on Youtube I hope by the end of the week.

If you get a chance, subscribe to the channel on Youtube that holds the workshops. That way you’ll get notice when I put up a topic of the night video or something else.

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Topic of the Night: Nothing tonight

Eyes are tired from working on covers and doing all the workshop online stuff, or I guess I should say my eye is tired, so going to rest tonight. Back at the novel on Thursday to finish it by my deadline.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 3

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 958

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 1,400 words

— E-mail: 24 e-mails. Approx. 1,300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 83 e-mails. Approx. 5,400 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 2. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers

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You can support this ongoing blog at Patreon on a monthly basis. Not per post. Just click on the Patreon image. Extra stuff for different levels of support and I will be adding in more as time goes on. Thanks for your support.

Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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If you would like to leave a tip just hit Paypal.me/deanwesleysmith (Goes to WMG Publishing account, but I’ll get it just fine.)

 

June Online Workshops

JUNE ONLINE WORKSHOPS

All of the June Online Workshops marked below have openings. Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to www.wmgpublishingworkshops.com.

Each regular workshop is six weeks long and takes about 3-4 hours per week to do at your own pace and your own time. All workshops except Teams in Fiction are limited to just five writers. Teams in Fiction is a brand new craft workshop.

All workshops have openings.

Class #51… June 6th … The Business of Writing
Class #52… June 6th … Character Voice/Setting
Class #53… June 6th … Author Voice
Class #54… June 6th … Ideas into Stories
Class #55… June 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… June 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… June 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #58… June 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #59… June 8th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #60… June 8th … Advanced Depth

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

Workshop Day

Workshop Day

Still pretty tired from the schedule getting screwed up yesterday with jury duty, so spent the day doing workshop stuff.

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The Day

Nothing really much to talk about. Introduced our cleaning person to the new cat, then headed to the WMG offices to work on workshop stuff. Had lunch with Kris, then more workshop stuff.

Home for dinner around 7 p.m. and then I watched the Blazer game with the new cat on my lap. Then I took a nap, watched more television, worked on more workshop stuff, and am now going to call it a night.

Got stuff accomplished, just nothing exciting. (grin)

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Workshops

May Online workshops are starting next Monday.

That’s right, May 1st is Sunday. Workshops start on Tuesday. And still room in both new workshops that are starting in May, plus the Author Voice workshop that started last month and the Dialog workshop that started the month before.

I am sort of surprised at times how good a list of workshops we have right now.

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Topic of the Night: Did three this week. 

Enough for now.

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The Writing of Death Takes a Partner: A Mary Jo Assassin Novel

Day 1.. 2,100 words.   Total words so far… 2,100 words.
Day 2.. 4,400 words.  Total words so far… 6,500 words.
Day 3.. 4,200 words.  Total words so far… 10,700 words.
Day 4.. 2,150 words.  Total words so far… 12,850 words.
Day 5.. 2,200 words.  Total words so far… 15,500 words.
Day 6.. 2,050 words.  Total words so far… 17,550 words.

(I have a hunch this won’t be the final image on the book or magazine cover, but works for now.)

Totals For Year 3, Month 9, Day 27

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 952

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 24,100 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,800 words 

— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 17,000 words

— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 500 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 529 e-mails. Approx. 35,800 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 1 Covers

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You can support this ongoing blog at Patreon on a monthly basis. Not per post. Just click on the Patreon image. Extra stuff for different levels of support and I will be adding in more as time goes on. Thanks for your support.

Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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If you would like to leave a tip just hit Paypal.me/deanwesleysmith (Goes to WMG Publishing account, but I’ll get it just fine.)

A New Business Workshop

There are two new online business workshops starting up in May. One I have already talked about called WRITING FICTION SALES COPY.

Now, here is the second, maybe the most intense and ambitious online workshop Kris and I have ever tried to put together…

(Starting in May: Limited to 12 only in May. After that limited to 5.)

THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

The modern world of publishing forces writers to become businesses, more than ever before in history.  

And business in writing is all about control, about you controlling your own work.

This workshop is going to try to be a comprehensive look at the many business factors you must think about as a writer in your business.

Here are just some area of what will be covered:

— Levels of business and when and why… DBA, LLC, or Full Corporation.
— How to safely hire help for your production.
— When and where do you need a contract, samples of basic contracts, and problems with TOS contracts.
— Accounting in all its forms, from the basics to more advanced.
— Tracking sales. What is needed, what isn’t needed
— Cash flow… the most critical element in any business.
— When can you think of going full time?
— Naming your business, pen names, and all the factors of names
— Taxes… the more you legally save is more you have to spend or save.
— Copyrights and ownership and control.
— Dealing with the high sales and low sales and the cycles of publishing sales.
— Spreading out cash streams. The value and the problems.
— Spreading out your business base. The value and the problems.
— How to keep your writing mentally separated from your business as much as possible.
— Organization… a ton of tricks and methods that work for many.
— How to keep from being completely overwhelmed.

— And so much more.

This workshop will not only cover business basics, but advanced business because even a writer starting off can take notes and come back to them later as their business grows. Also knowing options ahead of you can help you plan your business growth.

Don’t miss this one.

More On The New Workshop

More on the New Workshop

Actually, we are starting two new online workshops in May. This spring we have started some advanced craft workshops, such as Dialog and Author Voice.

So we figured it was time to go to the other side of the equation and finally do the two business workshops we have been thinking about for some time.

The first announced a few days ago for May was WRITING FICTION SALES COPY. That’s a critical skill to learn in this modern world for making sales. Even if you want to go traditional or small press, having the skill to write fiction sales copy will help your publisher.

And help you make a ton more sales.

The second workshop we are announcing tonight is the most ambitious online workshop we are ever going to try. THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

In six weeks we are going to cram in more business information than you could ever imagine.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and I will put this together. You all know Kris’s business blogs from the last seven years or so. Kris and I have made our living with our writing since the late 1980s, and along the way we have started two major publishing businesses.

We know the business of writing. And we’re going to try to cram vast amounts into this workshop, plus a ton of ways to find reasonably-priced help when you need it and some sample contracts and so on.

When do you make enough that you should be a corporation and which kind of corporation? How can you legally save money on your taxes? How to track sales and what does it really take? How to deal with ups and downs?

How do you protect and keep the control in your business? Knowledge is control.

We will be answering questions all the way through as well, and if we don’t know the answer, we will tell you where to find it.

Limited to only 12 writers the first time in May and then 5 writers after that, so don’t delay jumping into this one.

Sign-up information under the Online Workshops tab above.

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Science Fiction Workshop has gone classic.

The other workshop news is that the science fiction workshop is now classic, which means you can sign up and take it at any time you want.

Sign-up information under the Online Workshops tab above.

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MAY ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Limited only to 5 writers each class except for the two new workshops. Those are limited to 12 writers for May.

Class #41… May 2nd … Author Voice
Class #42… May 2nd … How to Write Thrillers
Class #43… May 2nd … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… May 2nd … Plotting With Depth
Class #45… May 3rd … Character Development
Class #46… May 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… May 3rd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… May 4th … Cliffhangers
Class #49… May 4th … The Business of Writing (New!)
Class #50… May 4th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy (New!)

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

Full descriptions of the workshops and how to sign up under the Online Workshop tab above.

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The Day

Monday, so started off with a bunch of errands, then worked at WMG Publishing on workshops, then home to do some workshop assignments, then I cooked dinner.

Back in here around 9 p.m. to do workshop assignments until around midnight, then watched the Voice.

Then back in here to work on Smith’s Monthly. Got #30 turned into WMG Publishing. It will have both the novel and the nonfiction book of my blogs in it. Should be interesting reading.

Then I did some other workshop stuff and then finished up the announcement on the new business online workshop.

That workshop is going to be so much fun.

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Topic of the Night: More on Clean Copy

A couple people wrote me and made comments that they had discovered that writing into the dark and cycling and moving forward tended for them to also produce cleaner copy, and that when rewriting, they introduced errors.

It is amazing when you tell your subconscious to not write sloppy, but instead write only one draft, will cause your work to come out cleaner. But the more I think about it, the more it doesn’t amaze me.

Of course my subconscious knows how to write clean copy. Of course. Duh.

What is amazing is that I was surprised by this, surprised that I had yet again found another myth lurking between my ears I hadn’t cleaned out.

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Totals For Year 3, Month 9, Day 11

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 935

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 7,000 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 1,800 words 

— Blog Posts: 1,900 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 5,800 words

— E-mail:32 e-mails. Approx. 3,100 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 236 e-mails. Approx. 17,200 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers

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You can support this ongoing blog at Patreon on a monthly basis. Not per post. Just click on the Patreon image. Extra stuff for different levels of support and I will be adding in more as time goes on. Thanks for your support.

Or you can just toss a tip into the tip jar with a single donation at PayPal. Either way, your support keeps me going at these crazy posts.

And thanks.
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If you would like to leave a tip just hit Paypal.me/deanwesleysmith (Goes to WMG Publishing account, but I’ll get it just fine.)

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Online Workshop Schedule

These are the starting dates of upcoming online workshops. Limited to twelve writers. All have openings unless I say closed below. For sign-up and more information about each workshop, click the Online Workshop tab at the top of the page.

Class #51… June 6th … The Business of Writing
Class #52… June 6th … Character Voice/Setting
Class #53… June 6th … Author Voice
Class #54… June 6th … Ideas into Stories
Class #55… June 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… June 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… June 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #58… June 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #59… June 8th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #60… June 8th … Advanced Depth

Class #1… July 11th … Author Voice
Class #2… July 11th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #3… July 11th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #4… July 11th … Plotting With Depth
Class #5… July 12th … Character Development
Class #6… July 12th … Depth in Writing
Class #7… July 12th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #8… July 13th … Cliffhangers
Class #9… July 13th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #10... July 13th … Teams in Fiction

Class #11… Aug 8th … The Business of Writing
Class #12… Aug 8th … Character Voice/Setting
Class #13… Aug 8th … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #14… Aug 8th … Ideas into Stories
Class #15… Aug 9th … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Aug 9th … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Aug 9th … Plotting With Depth
Class #18… Aug 10th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #19… Aug 10th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #20… Aug 10th … Advanced Depth

Sign-up and more information under Online Workshops tab at the top of the page.

Classic Workshops

You can sign up for these and start at any point. They are the regular workshops, only you don't send in the homework and you can take them as fast or as slow as you would like.

They are half the price of a regular six week workshop.

Classic Workshops offered.

Making a Living... Classic
Productivity... Classic
Discoverability... Classic
Writing in Series... Classic
Genre Structure... Classic
Career... Classic

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#4... Writer's Block and Procrastination... Dean Wesley Smith... 8 videos... $50.00

#5... Carving Time Out for Your Writing... Dean Wesley Smith.... 8 videos... $50.00

#6... How to Research for Fiction Writers... Kristine Kathryn Rusch.... 14 videos... $75.00

#7... Pen Names: Help With the Decision... Dean Wesley Smith.... 10 videos... $50.00

#8... Motivation: Starting Easier and Writing More... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#9... Practice: The Attitude and Methods of Practice in Fiction... Dean Wesley Smith.... 10 videos... $50.00

#10... Master Plot Formula: How and Why It Works Today... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#11... Prolific Lecture: How to Become a Prolific Fiction Writer... Dean Wesley Smith.... 10 videos... $50.00

#12... The Stages of a Fiction Writer: How to Know Where You Are In Learning and How To Move Upward... Dean Wesley Smith.... 11 videos... $50.00

#13... Starting Writing. Or Restarting Your Writing... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#14... Endings: How to Write Them and Understand What Makes a Good Ending... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#15... Audio Narration Lecture... Jane Kennedy.... 9 audio lectures... $50.00

#16... Your Writing as an Investment Lecture... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#17... How to Get Your Books into Bookstores Lecture... Dean Wesley Smith.... 10 videos... $50.00

#18... How to Think Like a Science Fiction Writer Lecture... Kristine Kathryn Rusch....11 videos... $50.00

#19... Why Some Books Sell More Than Other Books... Dean Wesley Smith.... 9 videos... $50.00

#20... How to Write a Page Turning Novel or Story: Basics and Tricks ... Dean Wesley Smith.... 8 videos... $50.00

#21... The Basics of Designing Science Fiction Covers ... Allyson Longueira .... 8 videos... $50.00

#22... The Basics of Designing Mystery, Cozy, or Thriller Covers ... Allyson Longueira .... 8 videos... $50.00

#23... Paying the Price: A Working Writer's Mindset ... Dean Wesley Smith.... 10 videos... $50.00

#24... Writing into the Dark: The Tricks and Methods of Writing Without an Outline... Dean Wesley Smith... 12 videos... $50.00

#25... Reviews: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... Dean Wesley Smith... 10 videos... $50.00

#26... Organization... Allyson Longueira... 8 videos... $50.00

#27... Confidence... Dean Wesley Smith... 10 videos... $50.00

#28... Stories to Novels... Dean Wesley Smith... 9 videos... $50.00

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