Challenge,  workshops

Anthology and Craft In-Person Workshops…

Only Six Spots Left in Anthology Workshop…

The anthology workshop is a really fun workshop (held this year for the first time since the pandemic).

In April and May you write four short stories for four different live anthologies. Then four or five editors will be reading stories and actually talking about them and buying them for live anthologies right there in front of everyone.

The editors will talk about why a story works or does not work for them. Fantastic learning listening to professional editors disagree.

And every writer attending will have read everyone else’s stories, but can’t say a word. Only the editor’s opinions matter.

This is amazing fun and we limit it to 40 writers, held at the Resorts World in Las Vegas over four days in mid-July. Each evening will have a gathering suite to talk about business and writing and other fun stuff.

$900 fee, only 6 spots left, so if you are interested, write me directly.


Kris will teach two different craft workshops this year. They are also at Resorts World and limited to 14 writers only.

The first is in May and the topic is FANTASY DETECTIVES. Still got five spots. Reading list will go out in the middle of March for this one. And no worries, the writing assignments for this class will not conflict with the Anthology writing assignments.

In January 2025, Kris will teach an in-person class on SPACE OPERA. Since Kris’s Diving Series in the most awarded series in the history of science fiction, this is a topic close to her heart and that she knows how to write. Only three spots left. (That’s right, I said three.)

The fee is $750. Write me directly for more information about these in-person classes.

All Lifetime Subscriptions Half Off…

This sale got extended until the end of Tuesday. Only lifetime subscriptions. Not any of the bundles or anything else. Just the five lifetime subscriptions.

Use the code:  LIFETIMESALE

At half price, they are very good deals, especially the Lifetime Everything. And if you have another lifetime subscription, I can take a little more off that Everything price. Write me for details.

February Regular Workshops Are Posted…

See the list to the right. They start Tuesday and include the new Paradox regular workshop.

Also the Writing Safe Mystery Stories special workshop second session has started.


This year marks 50 years since I sold my first two short stories (and started selling a lot of poetry as well.) Over those 50 years, I was stunningly lucky to have some amazing mentors (who also became friends.) Jack Williamson, Damon Knight, Kate Wilhelm, Algis Budrys, Harlan Ellison, Frederick Pohl, Julius Schwartz, and others.

As I said, stunningly lucky.

So I figured that since I am still around after 50 years of selling fiction, they all told me a lot of great stuff, so I am going to do a nine-week class talking about and telling stories about all my mentors and what I learned from each of them. It is called A FIFTY YEAR PERSPECTIVE OF LEARNING.

Focused on the learning by the way… To help you move forward with your own writing.

Price is $250 for the nine weeks starting February 6th, again no assignments. Just lots of learning and great information. It is on Teachable.

(Lifetime Everything subscribers, it is in your subscription.)


I do officially have writers who have signed up with me over the years and report in to me either weekly or whenever they want, tell me what is happening with their writing and publishing and also ask questions and advice on their publishing. Some of these writers have been with me for years now. Others have moved on or are having issues writing or sadly no longer with us.

(This has nothing to do with the Directed Study. That is just me and Kris suggesting to a writer what to study to attain a certain goal. Directed Study is if you don’t know how to get to the next step in craft or business and want to know what to study and read. Write me for how to sign up for Directed Study.)

Due to sad circumstances, I have now just one more spot open in my mentor program. It is not cheap, but if interested in checking in with me weekly or monthly into the future (no time limit) and having me here to ask advice on all things publishing, write me. I do not read and critique stories. I believe a writer must be an artist and stand behind their own work. But everything else is fair game.

Again, one spot open. Write me if interested.

REMEMBER…  Lifetime Subscriptions Sale.  Only lifetime subscriptions. Not any of the bundles or anything else. Just the five lifetime subscriptions.

Use the code:  LIFETIMESALE

They are on Teachable.