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December Workshops Started

All December Workshops Have Started…

As of today!

Still time to jump into any of them.

We have two indie publishing classes, COVERS 101 and PUBLISHING 101.

There is the critical workshop to start on all craft classes called WRITING WITH DEPTH. This workshop helps you start stories and pull readers into your work.

And if you are having trouble writing, finishing what you write, or getting what you write out to the world, you need the KILLING THE CRITICAL VOICE workshop.

TEAMS workshop will make writing novels a ton easier, and the SPEED workshop can help you to write faster.

The two newest workshops we have offered are tough. One on craft called POWER WORDS will expand your awareness, and the other new one on business MAKING A LIVING WITH NOVELS will help you plan going forward.

Eight different workshops, all six weeks long.

And the January workshops are available as well.

Just sign up on TEACHABLE.

Class #51… Dec 7th … Covers 101
Class #52… Dec 7th … Living with Novels
Class #53… Dec 7th … Publishing 101
Class #54… Dec 7th … Writing with Speed
Class #55… Dec 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… Dec 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #59… Dec 8th … Power Words
Class #60… Dec 8th… Killing Critical Voice

Class #1… Jan 4th … Covers 101
Class #2… Jan 4th … Living With Novels
Class #3… Jan 4th … Publishing 101
Class #4… Jan 4th … Writing into the Dark
Class #5… Jan 4th … Writing Sales Copy
Class #6… Jan 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #7… Jan 5th … Writing Short Stories
Class #8… Jan 5th … Killing Critical Voice
Class #9… Jan 5th … Power Words
Class #10… Jan 5th … Advanced Depth

And on another note, all the Special Workshop notices from the Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter have been sent out. If you signed up for a workshop in that Kickstarter and did not get a notice today, check your spam first, then email me.


  • Joe Cleary

    I’m enjoying the first week of Living with Novels. The first assignment gave me a huge awareness boost that jumpstarted my planning for 2022!

    I took Killing the Critical Voice back in April and it has changed my life. After realizing what was going on in my head, I signed up for all three challenges. Thanks to these classes, I’ve written more this year than I have in the previous ten years combined.

    I’ve gone back over the Critical Voice workshop twice to keep the beast at bay. So valuable to have these available forever.

    Depth is THE craft workshop. I can’t recommend it enough. It has transformed my writing and the way I approach every scene, and has made writing so much more fun.

    Thanks, Dean and Kris, for paving the way to a career. Something that was just a dream eight months ago is now a clear, viable goal. Your classes are life-changing!

    • dwsmith

      Thanks, Joe. We just put the information out there. You are the one acting on it and moving forward. Remember the secret to all this. Have fun!

  • Amelia

    I’ve been thinking of doing the depth in writing workshop for quite some time now, but I’ve put it off because I’m not sure if I can keep up with the pace of the workshop. Is this a workshop that I can do at my own pace?

    • dwsmith

      No, this is a six week one that takes about four hours a week to do at your own pace each week. You need to watch the five or six videos and response video each week that takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Then do the assignment of about 400 words that can take another hour or two. You do all that at your own pace, but there are weekly deadlines.