• Challenge,  workshops

    Offer For Lifetime Subscriptions Only Two More Days…

    Ends Friday Evening… Once again I am tired tonight, both physical and eyes. Really, really long day at this computer.  So I’m going to remind the lifetime subscribers at WMG Workshops about the half-off sale only for them. So if you buy any of the four lifetime subscriptions on WMG Teachable, we will give you half off on anything on Teachable for the next two days, including other lifetime subscriptions. We no longer do regular sales and haven’t now for months. Just won’t do them anymore I’m afraid, but we do like to give our lifetime subscribers a little something extra at times. This is one of those things. So…

  • Cave Creek,  Challenge,  Recommended Reading

    Fantasy Steampunk Bundle

    On Storybundle.com This is a great bundle folks. Kris put this one together and it just launched and it has ten amazing books in it. (Yes, I am calling my novel CARD SHARP SILVER amazing. It is in my opinion.(grin)) Three of the books are original to the bundle. Here is what Kris said about the bundle after she put it together… The Fantasy Steampunk Bundle – curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch: The best steampunk gives us fantasy with an attitude and weird mechanical somethings or other. When we expect magic, we get machines. When we expect machines, we get magic. Sometimes we get both at the same time. We called…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Fun Offer

    Lifetime Subscriptions… Tired tonight, both physical and eyes, so I’m going to make a short offer because we really love lifetime subscribers at WMG Workshops. So if you buy any of the four lifetime subscriptions on WMG Teachable, we will give you half off on anything on Teachable for the next three days, including other lifetime subscriptions. We no longer do regular sales and haven’t now for months. Just won’t do them anymore I’m afraid, but we do like to give our lifetime subscribers a little something extra at times. So jump into any of the four lifetime subscriptions on Teachable and then write me directly and I will give…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    Derivative Rights in Bite-Sized Copyright

    Talking Derivative Rights for Next Three Weeks… That’s right, for those of you who think you know copyright, or are planning to learn it any day now, it is going to take me three full weeks of Bite-Sized Copyright class to just do the basics on derivative rights. And you can’t understand licensing anything unless you understand how derivative rights work first. Bite-Sized Copyright class has no assignments, so it fits with just about anything. You just get the videos every Monday morning every week for the full year. Yes, you can take it quarter by quarter and all the first weeks remain, so you can catch up on your…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    February Regular Workshops

    Six Great Workshops… Six regular workshops, with new ones coming at times. Also, each month we will bring back to Regular Status one or two Classic Workshops. We have no schedule on when any of them will come forward. We will just decide each month. (Sometimes it will depend if I can find my old notes or not.) Here is the list of February Regular workshops, now available on Teachable. Note: Covers101 and Power Words are RESURRECTED CLASSIC WORKSHOPS. They will only be available as a regular workshop for this one month. Class #11… Feb 7th … Covers101 Class #14… Feb 7th … Writing into the Dark Class #15… Feb…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    Great New Workshops Available!!

    In-Person Workshops, Study Along Workshops, Novella Add-Ons, and the Special Fey Workshop… That’s right, all available now and up on Teachable…  FEY SPECIAL WORKSHOP… Those of you who got this in the Fey Kickstarters, the code to get into it will be sent out early next week.  It is on the first page of Teachable and it takes the 11 videos Kris did in Lessons from the Fey and adds a lot more videos by me to it. I will dig down into the why of what happened, the writing ways Kris managed to keep going, and so much more about publishing and surviving as a long-term professional. This might…

  • Challenge,  On Writing

    Only Talking Valuation…

    Not What You Do With It… I was not talking estates, or taxes, or Thor Power Tools… (Don’t ask.) You need to at least begin to understand valuation before you get to estates, taxes, or selling your catalog of copyright. So I was only talking about some basics of valuation. What you do with the valuation is up to you. SOME POINTS… All catalogs, no matter the size, will have a valuation. I know early stage writers and publishers think none of this is important, just as they believe copyright is something to learn down the road. And even more scary, even some long-term professional writers don’t understand the value…

  • Challenge,  Misc,  publishing

    Adding Fun and Games to Copyright Valuation…

    The Music Industry Is Always Ahead of the Publishing Industry… Often by about a decade. That seems to be the fact in the case of valuation of copyright. I assume that everyone has heard of major song writers and artists selling entire catalogs. Justin Bieber just did it, lots of older artists have done it for tons of money. Each deal is different and interesting. But they all had one thing in common. There was a valuation of the catalog of songs and such owned by the artist. So thanks to a New York Law Journal article, some of the methods used to value an artist’s music catalog are discussed.…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Valuation, Bite-Sized Copyright, and The Decade Ahead…

    New Videos Every Monday Morning.. Not sure about the folks who are signed up on either Bite-Sized Copyright or The Decade Ahead classes (which get new videos every Monday morning for this entire year), but I am having a blast with both classes. 48 weeks to go on both. Wow, that is going to be a lot of information, so don’t hesitate in jumping in on either or both of the classes. It won’t talk long to catch up with the first four weeks and then have new videos awaiting you every Monday on both topics. Find them on Teachable. Copyright Valuation Topic… Why there has not been another post…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    The Final Buffet Project…

    An Update! Way back in the middle of last year, I planned on going to different buffets around Las Vegas, writing about the buffets and posting that here and writing on a book while there. I planned on hitting all the main ones. Even bought myself a new iPad for the writing. Had it all set up, ready to go. And I am still planning on doing the project. But in October I was hit with Optical Neuropathy in my only good eye, and went mostly blind for a short time. No reason for the swelling, and with most people it will go away in 2-6 months. No treatment. Well,…