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A Fun Event Today

The Big Expo…

Kris and I spent a large part of our afternoon not only getting into the Las Vegas Convention Center, but then picking up our bibs and all the bling and such for the runs this coming weekend. (We came away with 6 shirts from the thing.

We are both going to run the 5k on Saturday evening. Then on Sunday I’m going to do the half-marathon. 13.1 miles or so. I had planned on the full marathon, but I can’t finish it in five hours which is the limit they allow before they open back up all the roads.

Besides, I am still too heavy and I need more training. So next year at 69 years of age I do the marathon.

The run starts in the middle of the Strip at 4 p.m. or so, runs out past the airport on The Strip, then turns around and runs the entire distance of The Strip and through the downtown before going back out the Strip to end in front of the Mirage. All under the lights with the road closed.

And bands every mile. It is the Rock and Roll Marathon after all. 50,000 people running this weekend. Great fun!

And there will be pictures. (grin)

So besides a bunch of business and workshop stuff, that was my day.


Still time to get in. I will shut them off early next week and get the December workshops up then.

Here is the full list of November Workshops…

Class #49… Nov 6th … Depth #3: Research
Class #50… Nov 6th … Author Voice
Class #51… Nov 6th … Dialog
Class #52… Nov 6th … Writing into the Dark
Class #53… Nov 6th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #54… Nov 6th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #55… Nov 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #56… Nov 7th … How to Study Writing
Class #57… Nov 7th … Writing Fantasy
Class #58… Nov 7th … Novel Structure
Class #59… Nov 7th … Edit Your Own Work
Class #60… Nov 7th … Advanced Depth

Future Workshop #1… Nov 7th…Refresh and Renew

To sign up for these.

First go to and find the November Regular workshops there. Or the Future Series workshop called Refresh and Renew.

1… You can sign up one-at-a-time.

2… Or you can sign up for a lifetime subscription to all the workshops. The new Future Series workshops are in the lifetime subscription now as well as all of the other workshops, taking that to over $14,000 in workshops for $3,000. You can do all of them at your own pace if you are a lifetime subscriber.


  • Topaz

    I wish you a lot of fun running. 🙂

    Just wondering, how is your “living at pulp speed five” challenge going?

    • dwsmith

      Restarted on November 1st and just finished a short novel that was hanging from the first start. So tomorrow morning I get to start the first novel of the ten. So a slow start. But got a bunch worked out, so better. (grin)