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WORKSHOP, CLASSIC WORKSHOP, AND LECTURE INFORMATION

Right now, until November 23rd, there is a special on regular workshops. Go to:

ONLINE WORKSHOP SPECIAL

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REGULAR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Each regular workshop is 6 weeks long and is limited to 5 writers. (Classic workshops are unlimited.)

Again, it will take you about four hours per week to do each of these. These are the starting dates of upcoming regular workshops. All have openings at the moment. You can sign up as far ahead as you would like. A workshop curriculum is at the bottom of this post to help you decide.

Class #51… Dec 6th … The Business of Writing
Class #52… Dec 6th … Point of View
Class #53… Dec 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #54… Dec 6th … Speed
Class #55… Dec 6th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… Dec 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… Dec 7th … Plotting With Depth
Class #58… Dec 7th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #59… Dec 7th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #60… Dec 7th … Advanced Depth

Class #1… Jan 3rd … Author Voice
Class #2… Jan 3rd … Writing Thrillers
Class #3… Jan 3rd … Endings
Class #4… Jan 3rd … Ideas
Class #5… Jan 3rd … Character Development
Class #6… Jan 4th … Depth in Writing
Class #7… Jan 4th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #8… Jan 4th … Cliffhangers
Class #9… Jan 4th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #10… Jan 4th …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Class #11… Feb 7th … Endings
Class #12… Feb 7th … Point of View
Class #13… Feb 7th … Writing Mysteries
Class #14… Feb 7th … Speed
Class #15… Feb 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Feb 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Feb 8th … Plotting With Depth
Class #18… Feb 8th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #19… Feb 8th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #20… Feb 8th … Advanced Depth

Class #21… Mar 7th … Author Voice
Class #22… Mar 7th … Business
Class #23… Mar 7th … Endings
Class #24… Mar 7th … Ideas
Class #25… Mar 7th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #26… Mar 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #27… Mar 8th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28… Mar 8th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Mar 8th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Mar 8th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines

Class #31… Apr 4th … Writing Thrillers
Class #32… Apr 4th … Point of View
Class #33… Apr 4th … Writing Mysteries
Class #34… Apr 4th … Speed
Class #35… Apr 4th … Teams in Fiction
Class #36… Apr 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #37… Apr 5th … Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Class #38… Apr 5th … Character Development
Class #39… Apr 5th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #40… Apr 5th … Advanced Depth

Class #41… May 2nd … Author Voice
Class #42…  May 2nd … Business
Class #43…  May 2nd … Endings
Class #44…  May 2nd … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #45…  May 2nd … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #46…  May 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… May 3rd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… May 3rd … Cliffhangers
Class #49… May 3rd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… May 3rd … Plotting with Depth

CLASSIC WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

No dates, since you can sign up for these at any point and go through them as slow or as fast as you would like. And as often as you would like.

Science Fiction… Classic
Writing in Series… Classic
Productivity… Classic
Making a Living with Your Writing… Classic
Genre Structure… Classic 

The Lectures:

#1… Heinlein’s Rules… Dean Wesley Smith 15 videos… $75.00

#2… Read Like a Writer… Kristine Kathryn Rusch… 8 videos… $50.00

#3… How to Write a Short Story: The Basics… Kristine Kathryn Rusch…. 7 videos… $50.00

#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… Short Stories to Novels… Dean Wesley Smith… 9 videos… $50.00

How to Sign Up

Step one…

Write Dean at dean@deanwesleysmith.com and give him the following information.

1… Name

2… E-mail address

3… Name of workshop(s) or lecture(s) you are signing up for.

Please put “Workshop” or “Lecture Series” in the subject line to help the spam filter bypass. 

Step two…

Pay for the workshop or lecture by either

— PayPal to dean@deanwesleysmith.com (which goes to WMG Publishing paypal account.)

— Send a check made out to WMG Publishing to WMG Publishing, PO Box 479, Lincoln City, OR 97367.

Lectures vary in price and that information is on the Lecture Page. All Regular workshops are $300.00 and all Classic Workshops are $150.00.

Step three…

We will send you the location and first passwords for the workshops ahead of the starting workshops and let you know we got your sign up.

For lectures and Classic Workshops, we will send you the location and password for the lecture(s) or Classic Workshops and from that point forward you are free to come and go with that lecture or Classic Workshop and watch each video as many times as you would like for as long as you would like.

Any questions, feel free to write dean@deanwesleysmith.com.

Workshop Curriculum 9/19/2016

I’m going to divide these down into areas of study.

And the numbers are my suggestions on the order to take these workshops because many of them build on others.

FOUNDATION COURSES

1… Depth
2… Advanced Depth (Depth required)
3… Plotting with Depth (Depth required)
4… Teams (Depth suggested to help)
5… Advanced Character and Dialog
6… Point of View (Depth suggested)
7… Author Voice (Depth suggested strongly, as well as Advanced Depth)
8… Pacing
9… Cliffhanger

These nine workshops will jump you so far ahead in your writing skills, you won’t be able to see it, but your friends and readers will. And I know, interesting that Teams workshop is the 4th most important, but trust me, it is a foundation course and important.

Don’t worry about the Advanced Character title in the Dialog workshop. It was just a name that got stuck on it to help people understand it.

And yes, we have not yet done any workshop on Endings. We will, but not until 2017.

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CRAFT FOCUSED COURSES (Depth suggested for all of them except Ideas)

… Character Voice
… Adding Suspense
… Ideas
… Character Development
… Writing in Series (classic workshop)

No order on these. But don’t take them ahead of the three depth foundation workshops except for the Ideas workshop. If you are having problems getting past finding ideas for your work, that workshop can be taken at any point.

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BUSINESS FOCUSED COURSES

Don’t even think of starting into these workshops without first getting Lecture #1 Heinlein’s Rules. Or read my blog posts or get my book. Also, you might want to do Lecture #12… Stages of a Fiction Writer.

1… Sales
2… Business
3… Speed (Depth workshop suggested)
4… Productivity (classic workshop)
5… Making a Living (classic workshop)

The order above is my suggested order. After finishing these, you might want to do lectures. Almost all lectures are focused on one aspect or another of business, from pen names to investments to writer’s block and so on. This area we put most of the attention into the lectures.

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GENRE FOCUSED COURSES

… Mystery
… Thrillers
… Science Fiction (classic workshop)
… Short Stories
… Genre Structure (classic workshop)

The mystery workshop in this area can be used in most genres. Might want to take it even though you have no thoughts of being a mystery writer. Genre structure will help you figure out where to tag and list your books when putting them out for sale.

Feel free to write me with any questions on any of the workshops.

 

3 Responses to Home

  1. Louis Wilberger says:

    I see myself as a late stag 1 to mid stage 2 writer. I have written 2 novels and 35 short stories I am interested in #28 short stories into Novels

  2. I took three of your courses several years ago. I see that InDesign has made some changes. Do you have updates to your “Creating an InDesign Template: Interior” and “Covers” documents that are available to a past registrant?

    • Dean says:

      Jean, afraid we don’t. We killed that workshop about a year ago because it became dated. Sorry about that.

      Best to your writing and publishing.

      Cheers
      Dean

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