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WORKSHOP, CLASSIC WORKSHOP, AND LECTURE INFORMATION

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REGULAR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

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

You watch each week’s videos on your own time and pace. It will take you about four hours per week to do each of these if you do the assignments. Less if you only follow the videos. About eight or nine videos per week on average.

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.

Class #25… Sept 5th … Depth #3: Research
Class #26… Sept 5th … Writing into the Dark
Class #27… Sept 5th … Business
Class #28… Sept 5th … Endings
Class #29… Sept 5th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30… Sept 5th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31… Sept 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #32… Sept 6th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #33… Sept 6th … Cliffhangers
Class #34… Sept 6th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #35… Sept 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #36… Sept 6th … Writing Fantasy

Class #37… Oct 3rd … Writing into the Dark
Class #38… Oct 3rd … Endings
Class #39… Oct 3rd … Point of View
Class #40… Oct 3rd … Writing Mysteries
Class #41… Oct 3rd … Speed
Class #42… Oct 3rd … Teams in Fiction
Class #43… Oct 4th … Depth in Writing
Class #44… Oct 4th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #45… Oct 4th … Character Development
Class #46… Oct 4th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #47… Oct 4th … Advanced Depth
Class #48… Oct 4th … (TBA)

Class #49… Nov 7th … Depth #3: Research
Class #50… Nov 7th … Author Voice
Class #51… Nov 7th … Business
Class #52… Nov 7th … Writing into the Dark
Class #53… Nov 7th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #54… Nov 7th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #55… Nov 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #56… Nov 8th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #57… Nov 8th … Cliffhangers
Class #58… Nov 8th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #59… Nov 8th … (TBA)
Class #60… Nov 8th … Writing Fantasy

Class #61… Dec 5th … (TBA)
Class #62… Dec 5th … Endings
Class #63… Dec 5th … Point of View
Class #64… Dec 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #65… Dec 5th … Speed
Class #66… Dec 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #67… Dec 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #68… Dec 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #69… Dec 6th … Character Development
Class #70… Dec 6th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #71… Dec 6th … Advanced Depth
Class #72… Dec 6th … (TBA)

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

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

#18… How to Think Like a Science Fiction Writer Lecture… Kristine Kathryn Rusch….11 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) you are signing up for.

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

LECTURES SIMPLY GO TO: wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com

Step two…

Pay for the workshop 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 Teachable.com 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.

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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