Product Focused Might Be Truly Evil… (grin)

Not really kidding that much. The more I think about how being product focused causes so many writing issues, the more I see how it has invaded just about everything in fiction writing the last few years. And I was no exception to that at times in how I phrased my challenges and such.

It’s just so darned easy to keep score with numbers of books done, numbers of short stories finished, and so on. But I have trained myself to stay out of the critical voice issues that kind of focus brings up for almost all writers.

So coming up as I study this more I’ll be doing more blogs on this topic.

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An Idea…

We have an idea to take the Indie Game Pop-up Workshop and the Fear Pop-up Workshop and turn them into a Webinar based Insider’s Guide workshops like the two going on now and the two we did last month. Anyone who took the two workshops as Pop-up workshops will be given free codes into the new form of the workshop.

And it will be available to all lifetime subscribers, of course.

We are thinking about doing it for June. The Game is amazing and a real mind-blower and it would be interested to be able to discuss the game results with people each week in a webinar format. Same with the fear workshop.

Not set yet, but we are thinking about it. Back with this go or no-go in a few days.

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Vegas Workshops

We have a nifty new web site for the Vegas workshops. WMGWorkshops.com. Pretty clear and simple address and a really nifty site that just launched describing the Vegas workshops.

And speaking of the Vegas workshops, we are about to end the special deal we were offering. A couple more days is all. Write me if interested. The deal is if you pay for four Vegas workshops (that you can take at any time over the next four years), you get a free Dean and Kris show or two free online workshops. ($600 value.) And yes, if you have already paid for one, it counts as one of the four.

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Insider’s Guide Webinar workshops.

The first week and first webinar sessions for the Insider’s Guide workshops went well from my side, at least. Serial Fiction and Writing Detective Fiction. Both workshops will remain open until just after the second webinar, which is tomorrow. You can get information on Teachable before I shut them off to new sign-ups.

Again, Lifetime Workshop subscribers will always be able to get to the videos, but after three more weeks the webinar part will be done. And no, they were not recorded, or will they ever be.

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Lifetime Workshop Subscription

Lifetime Workshop subscribers can take any workshop they want at any time at their own pace. And turn in assignments when they want. The regular workshops on the lifetime panel are dated earlier, but they are identical to the current ones. If we change anything in a workshop, I will update that workshop on the lifetime subscription panel.

If you have taken less than five workshops, you can just buy it directly on Teachable for $3,000. (Right now about $11,000 in value of workshops.) If you have taken over five workshops, the cost is $2,500 through Paypal and you need to write me. If you have taken ten workshops, the price is $2,000 and you need to write me.

We have nine different new workshops scheduled coming up this year. Going to be great fun. And maybe two new webinar workshops in June.

Also, with new workshops, we will offer it a month ahead for only lifetime subscribers before opening it up. I’ll talk more about this later, but the reason is that with the ten or so lifetime subscribers, I don’t want to get swamped on any workshop with too many people taking it. So we will open any new workshop only to lifetime subscribers first.

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June Regular Workshops

All twelve June Regular six-week workshops are now available on Teachable for sign-ups. The few of you who have signed up through me using credits will get a code shortly.

Class #61… June 5th … Think Like a Publisher
Class #62… June 5th … Endings
Class #63… June 5th … Point of View
Class #64… June 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #65… June 5th … Speed
Class #66… June 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #67… June 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #68… June 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #69… June 6th … Character Development
Class #70… June 6th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #71… June 6th … Advanced Depth
Class #72… June 6th … Novel Structure

July-October Schedule coming shortly.