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February Workshops Starting

And Some Other Stuff…

First off, the February regular workshops are starting up. Nine of them and they are a good group. Depth in Writing is the workshop to take first, but this month if you have had Depth, I would suggest either Teams or Endings. Both will really help your writing.

I think understanding teams in fiction just makes novel writing so much easier. It gives books almost an automatic structure or bones. And knowing all about endings makes readers want to buy your next books.

So anyhow, you sign up on Teachable if interested, or if you have a workshop credit you want to use, write me and I’ll give you a code to get into the workshop you want to take.

Class #11… Feb 5th … Endings
Class #12… Feb 5th … Point of View
Class #13… Feb 5th … Writing Mysteries
Class #14… Feb 5th … Speed
Class #15… Feb 5th … Teams in Fiction
Class #16… Feb 6th … Depth in Writing
Class #17… Feb 6th … How to Use Tags
Class #18… Feb 6th … Character Development
Class #19… Feb 6th… Information Flow

And speaking of workshop credits, on the Smith’s Stories: Make 100 Paperbacks you can get discounted lectures and workshops. You can use the credits any time starting in March. And you can get as many credits as you like by simply adding more to the reward. Regular workshop credits are $250 instead of $300.

And what is fun is that the first stretch goal (which the campaign has hit) means that everyone who supported with a reward gets not only the big extra collection Stories from July, but a credit for a $150 classic workshop of your choice.

And if we can hit the second stretch goal, every supporter will get not only three more smaller collections of my stories, but the first five Pop-Up series bundle worth $600.

So check it out if you are thinking of taking workshops this spring or summer. Credits are good for as long as you want. And only two days left. (48 hours exactly as I type this.)

Smith’s Stories: Make 100 Paperbacks Kickstarter campaign.



  • Phillip McCollum

    Just wanted to throw out to others that every workshop teaches me something new, but the Teams workshop really does make the task of novel writing easier than before I’d understood the concept!