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4 Days Left of Holiday Sale!

Today Is Cyber Monday….

An online sale on online learning is about as cyber as it gets. (grin)

The code is HolidaySale to get 50% off any workshop or challenge or lecture or Pop-Up.

We are calling it the HolidaySale (code is all one word) because it started on American Thanksgiving, went over Black Friday, then through Small Business Saturday, and today on Cyber Monday to end on Thursday, December 2nd. 4 days left.

This is all on Teachable.

And yes, you can give workshops as gifts. Just write me directly and I will make sure it happens.

And you can get credit for future workshops as well in the buy-three program.

All of the December and January regular workshops are up and available, and we have up at least 54 Pop-Up classes. I hope to have a curriculum of those tomorrow night.

The challenges of doing a short story per week, a novel every two months, or publishing a major project every month are available in this as well.

Also the best deals are the lifetime workshops. Six new Study Along workshops coming this next year on that lifetime, plus the absolute best deal is the workshop lifetime subscription.

So just find whatever class you would like, hit purchase, and then put in the code HolidaySale on the top of the next page to get 50% off the price.

Again, This is on Teachable.

Any problems or questions, feel free to write me directly. And have a great Cyber Monday…



  • Aniket Gore

    Lifetime is the best deal. Having so many workshops can be overwhelming, but as time goes on, you will find the one’s you go back to again and again and the new editions are superb. And every workshop has something or other that will make you go aha i didn’t know that.
    Get it folks.

  • Greg P.

    How basic is the basic short story course with Kris (from 2013)?

    Regarding the short story challenge, it doesn’t look like you give feedback on them, right? Although 52 weeks in a row gets you a key to all workshops?! That’s cool.

    • dwsmith

      It’s basic, but you write four stories that I give feedback on. But not sure what you mean by basic. I do not give feedback on the challenge. Started off doing that and everyone I gave feedback to got in their heads and stopped writing. Quickly stopped doing that. I look at every story, so if you are regularly doing something off that I can suggest a fix, I do. But make sure you have had the depth workshop before you do the challenge.

  • Mihnea+Manduteanu

    Dean, I know this isn’t the topic of the day, but I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Just now I finished writing a novel in seven days, based on your formula. First time I attempted something like this. Just shed the myths and went off, eyes closed. And I did it. Kept words in the bank from the first couple of days and when I lost a bit of steam, I used them.
    And I did. I am pumped like you wouldn’t believe it.
    Finishing something like this means I can never again say ” I don’t know what to write” or other silliness like that.
    And I did with a full time job, a kid and a dog.
    Just…THANK YOU!

    • dwsmith

      Fantastic!!! Well done. Now the next step is not let the critical voice get back in the picture. Get the book’s typos fixed and get it out on the market for readers to read.

      And do it again. That’s when it really gets fun.

      Well done!!


      • Mihnea+Manduteanu

        Absolutely. Typos check, then a cover in InDesign, the book in Velum and it will be on the market by the end of the week.
        Right now the critical voice is just ashes. Creative fire burned it completely.
        What a rush. Wow.

        • Mihnea+Manduteanu

          To all you kids out there, it’s not a myth. You can write a novel in seven days and enjoy the hell out of it.
          I have to do it again.

      • Maggie King

        I have a quick question: Since I want to take advantage of the sale (the short story challenge) can I buy now and begin the challenge in January 2022? Thanks, Dean.