Workshops listed below are for all of 2019 and 2020.
For even more updated information on these workshops, go to our spiffy Las Vegas Workshops website at:
In-Person Workshop Schedule
FIRST THE TWO 2019 WORKSHOPS
WITH OPEN SPOTS…
The Romance Craft Workshop in September 2019. The morning of the 20th to the evening of the 24th. $750.
THIS IS FULL!! If you have ever had a desire to learn how to write romance or add romance in all its forms into your writing, Kristine Grayson (aka Kristine Kathryn Rusch) can certainly teach you how. Remember, craft workshops are very intense, but yet a lot of fun. Details at www.wmgworkshops.com
Reading list will go out in late May.
MASTER BUSINESS CLASS in October 2019. The morning of the 25th to the morning of the 30th. $750.
Led by professional writers and editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Allyson Longueira, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, and many others, this workshop will have many guest instructors on various topics critical to writers in this modern world.
Guest instructors will be announced, but you can see who has confirmed at www.wmgworkshops.com
We often have upwards of ten different professionals who are experts in one area of another helping teach this week.
This is a business workshop. No writing, but a notebook full of notes and a lot of training. In fact, every topic a writer can imagine needing to be covered will be in this week at one point or another by experts. From cash flow to increasing sales to SEO to website design to cover and interior book design to blurbs to publisher catalogs to distribution of paper books to stores to production to learning how to write more to audio to overseas sales to contracts to bundles to… So much more.
This workshop will have a focus on selling more books, indie publishing, the business of indie and hybrid, and everything that has changed and progressed since the last business master class.
There will be a focus on networking between all the writers attending. Lunches with experts, group breakfasts, time to talk, small group breakout sessions at times, and so on. Plus a penthouse suite at night for everyone to gather and just talk.
If you attended the last Business Master Class, YES this will be worth coming to because it will contain so much more and so much has changed.
Every business master class has been different and this will be yet again another different workshop focused on the new world of publishing. This will be a real event workshop. Just the week of networking with 50 other professional writers is worth the costs.
Details at www.wmgworkshops.com
ANNOUNCING THE 2020 LAS VEGAS
Science Fiction Craft Workshop taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
January 2020. Starts on Friday morning the 24th and ends late Tuesday evening the 28th.
Cost: $750 fee. Limited to 15 writers. THIS IS FULL
Anthology Workshop with six editors.
February 21st through late evening February 25th, 2020.
Cost: $750. Limited to 50 writers. (this fills every year)
Writing starts in late November of this year.
Led by professional writers and editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Dean Wesley Smith plus Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Ron and Brigid Collins, and other editors to be announced.
You will write stories ahead for six anthologies for this workshop. And wow will the networking with other professional writers be fantastic in this workshop.
So at the workshop you will write for six anthologies, but will have a chance to be in more, including Pulphouse Magazine. All paying markets with good contracts.
You will also be able to have lunches with one of the editors and other attending writers. As well as other special guests.
So, if you haven’t had five or six professional editors argue over your stories in front of you, you haven’t lived.
All editors will be buying during the workshop for anthologies or magazines. All anthologies are professional level anthologies paying professional rates. (All contracts are writer friendly and you don’t have to sign them or sell your story even if an editor wants your story.)
Short Story Craft Workshop taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
April 2020. Starts on Friday morning the 17th and ends late Tuesday evening the 21st.
Cost: $750 fee. Limited to 15 writers.
Fantasy Craft Workshop taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
September 2020. Starts on Friday morning the 18th and ends late Tuesday evening the 22nd.
Cost: $750 fee. Limited to 15 writers.
MASTER BUSINESS CLASS in October 2020. The morning of the 23rd to the morning of the 28th. $750.
Led by professional writers and editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Allyson Longueira, and many others, this workshop will have many guest instructors on various topics critical to writers in this modern world.
Guest instructors will be announced, but you can see who has confirmed at www.wmgworkshops.com.
See the basic information above on the 2019 Master Class.
Details at: www.wmgworkshops.com
A list of the workshops available right now with openings…
Romance Craft. September 2019
Master Business Class. October 2019
Science Fiction Craft. January 2020
Anthology Workshop. Feb 2020
Short Story Craft. April 2020
Fantasy Craft. September 2020
Master Business Class. Oct 2020.
Write me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to tell me which workshop you are signing up for.
Here are some details…
Hotel… All workshops will be held in the beautiful Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Convention Center. This is in downtown Las Vegas.
Travel… First off, we tried to make this easier to get to. (Las Vegas is a ton easier by factors of hundreds. Cheaper to fly into from anywhere by a long, long ways, and we also get rid of the two plus hour drive one way over the mountains to the coast. In Vegas you don’t need rental cars.)
Workshop Time… We will be holding the meetings from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a lunch break. Six hours per day.
This also allows people to only be gone one weekend and if need be come in a day late and only miss work from one week. A ton easier than a full week over two weekends as it has been here.
So basically five full days. About the same amount of total time as we were doing on the coast. Single track the entire time for both the Master Business Class and Anthology Workshop. The craft workshops are a ton of writing while you are there.
Food… Oh, my, anything you want to eat is close. There has to be upwards of a hundred restaurants within easy couple-block walking from the Golden Nugget, not counting the restaurants in the hotel itself. Anyone with any kind of allergy or food issues will be able to eat easily and with selection.
Resort… Oh, my, the Golden Nugget pool is something to believe, not counting all the other stuff. The Golden Nugget has been completely remodeled. Brand new meeting rooms are wonderful and the staff is amazingly helpful. You do not need to go near a casino to get into the conference center.
Entertainment and fun… Well, we are changing the format of the workshops to end at 6 p.m. every day, so you have dinner and evenings free. We will have a hospitality suite to gather in after hours to talk after hours for the larger workshops. For the craft workshops, you will be busy writing.
Hotel Costs… The best we can figure, for the larger workshops if you are in the workshop hotel block, for the entire time at the Golden Nugget, checking in on Thursday and out on Wednesday, counting all fees and taxes, would be around $800 per room. For the entire time. That is if you book with the workshop code we will give you through the workshop block. (The block is limited.) More expensive if you don’t go through the block.
Limited Enrollment… These workshops are still very limited. The Master Business Class is limited to 60 writers and the Anthology is limited to 50 writers. (Both are the same numbers as last year. We are not changing that because we feel those are good sizes.)
The craft workshops are very, very limited. Only 15 writers each. After that we start a waiting list with no promise you will get in.
Regular Fee…. $750.00.
We can put your name on a list for the workshop, no problem, just as we have always done. But payment guarantees you the spot. If you are signed up, but about to lose your spot to the workshop being full of paid writers, I will warn you ahead. All fees must be paid no later than one month of the workshop.
To sign up or for just more information, write me at email@example.com