On this page, in order:
— Writing a Novel in Seven Days
— Heinlein’s Rules
— How to Write Fiction Sales Copy
— Stages of a Fiction Writer
— Writing into the Dark
— Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing
— Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing
— How to Write a Novel in Ten Days
— Think Like a Publisher
— The First Tee Panic

Writing a Novel in Seven Days

A Hands-On Example

First, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith shattered the myth that writing fast equals writing badly—or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly—with his book How to Write a Novel in Ten Days.

Now, Smith raises the stakes with this latest book, Writing a Novel in Seven Days.

Chapter by chapter, Smith chronicles his process toward writing a 43,000-word novel in just seven days. He writes about his progress, his feelings about the project, and how he approaches and overcomes obstacles.

This WMG Writer’s Guide demonstrates that setting an aggressive writing goal, and accomplishing that goal, can prove successful with the right attitude and tools.

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Heinlein’s Rules

Five Simple Business Rules for Writing

With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith follows five simple business rules for writing fiction. And now, he shares how those rules helped shape his successful career.

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean takes you step-by-step through Heinlein’s Rules and shows how following those rules can change your writing—and career—for the better.

Simple rules, yet deceptively hard to follow. Do you have the courage to take a hard look at your writing process and follow Heinlein’s Rules? Dean shows you how.

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How to Write Fiction Sales Copy

With 32 Covers and Examples to Study

USA Today bestselling author and former publisher Dean Wesley Smith knows how to navigate the complicated world of publishing. And now, he shares his experience to help writers tackle the most challenging writing of all: Fiction Sales Copy.

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean addresses the major challenges that lead to bad sales copy—including using passive voice and too much plot—and offers 32 examples from his own stories to illustrate his points.

Want to make your books stand out from the pack and grab the reader’s attention? Then learn from Dean’s experience and discover how to write copy that best sells your stories.

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ISBN 978-1-56146-647-4

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Stages of a Fiction Writer

Know Where You Stand on the Path to Writing

With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to write fiction. And he has traversed every stage of writing along the way.

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean takes you step-by-step through the stages most fiction writers go through and how not to lose hope along the way.

Want to enjoy your writing more and let your storytelling evolve in its own time? Then learn from Dean’s experience and discover what to expect at each stage of a fiction writer’s career.

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ISBN 978-1-56146-646-7

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Writing into the Dark

How to Write a Novel without an Outline

With more than a hundred published novels and more than seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline.

And he knows how to write a novel without an outline.

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, Dean takes you step-by-step through the process of writing without an outline and explains why not having an outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you more interested in your writing.

Want to enjoy your writing more and entertain yourself? Then toss away your outline and Write into the Dark.

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ISBN 978-1561466337

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Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing

The publishing world continues to evolve, but myths about who can make a living as a fiction writer maintain a life of their own.

Whether you pursue traditional or indie publishing success, you need to know the pitfalls and traps that undermine many writers’ careers.

In this WMG Writer’s Guide, USA Today bestselling author and former publisher Dean Wesley Smith addresses the ten most damaging myths that writers believe in modern publishing.

Topics Include:
Right vs. Wrong
Writing Speed
Rewriting
Agents
Books as Events
Quality
Writing to Trends
Making Money
Writing is Hard
Career Killers

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ISBN 978-0615959511

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Killing the Top 10 Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing

As indie publishing flourishes, many, many myths form around this new booming area of publishing. 

USA Today bestselling author and major indie blogger Dean Wesley Smith takes a cut at killing some of the myths before they can take root.

From the myth that indie writers can’t get books into bookstores (they can) to the idea that indie publishing must be easy (it is and it isn’t), Dean knocks ten myths down one after another and might just save you years of wasted time.

Author of the acclaimed Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing, this companion WMG Writer’s Guide for indie writers and publishers will become a necessity for your reference shelf.

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ISBN 978-1561466122

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How to Write a Novel in Ten Days

Even in today’s fast-paced world, the myth that writing fast equals writing badly—or, conversely, writing well equals writing slowly—persists.

Now, USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith aims to shatter this myth once and for all with this latest WMG Writer’s Guide. 

In a series of blog posts, Smith chronicled his process toward ghost writing a 70,000-word novel for a traditional publisher in just ten days. He wrote about his progress, his feelings about the writing, and how he approached and overcame obstacles.

This book takes readers on a journey that demonstrates that writing fast, and writing well, comes from motivation and practice. 

USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith published more than a hundred novels in thirty years and hundreds and hundreds of short stories across many genres.

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ISBN 978-1561466030

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Think Like a Publisher


A Step-By-Step Guide to Being an Indie Publisher.

Written by Dean Wesley Smith, USA Today Bestselling writer and former publisher of Pulphouse Publishing.

Point-by-point, Dean tells you what you need to start up a publishing house and sell your books both electronically, but also to bookstores.

If thinking about going indie, this book sets the foundation on the business for you.

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ISBN 978-1463698225

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The First Tee Panic:
And Other Very Real Golf Stories

Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.

Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely? Come on, admit it. It happened. Remember?

The problems with that first shot don’t start with the swing. Nope, the problems start in the parking lot. And this book will get you flawlessly from the parking lot, through the clubhouse, onto the driving range, over the putting green, and finally successfully off the first tee with a smile.

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ISBN 978-0615935294

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