Challenge,  workshops

Great New March Workshops Starting Up!!

Twelve Workshops Starting In March…

Yes, that is a bunch. Four of the 9-week collection classes, Advanced Character Development, and seven regular workshops. (Also a Study Along has started, but if you are not already in that one, you are out of luck.)

These are all on WMG Teachable.

Collection Classes…

  • Creatures Collections Class
  • Spies Collection Class
  • Heroes or Heroines Collection Class
  • Fantasy Collection Class

These are nine weeks long in which you write five new short stories to the theme as you see it, put it all together, and publish it on the ninth week, with me helping every step of the way.

Advanced Craft Class

  • Advanced Character Development

These advanced craft classes are nine weeks long and make you aware of techniques the top writers use and how to do them.

Regular Monthly Workshops

Class #24… March 7th … Writing into the Dark
Class #25… March 7th … Teams in Fiction
Class #26…March 8th … Depth in Writing
Class #27…March 8th … Applied Depth
Class #28… March 8th …Killing Critical Voice
Class #29… March 8th …Reaching Pulp Speed
Class #30… March 8th …Advanced Depth

Note: Reaching Pulp Speed is a RESURRECTED CLASSIC WORKSHOPS.It will only be available as a regular workshop for this one month.

And something special for those of you who read this blog regularly. Not announcing this anywhere else but here. Until Friday night late, March 10th, anything on Teachable is half price for those of you who see this and use the code: DeansBlog03

And I do mean anything. Wanting to grab a challenge or a lifetime subscription, grab it now. Or any of the great March classes.

A lot of great workshops this month. Lots of learning and fun.



  • Dinesh

    Is it possible to buy a regular monthly workshop now at the discounted price and attend that workshop later (say second half of the year)?

    • dwsmith

      Yes, if you do that, just write me and say you are enrolled in the workshop and would like to kick it back. Then when you are ready to take it, just write me and I give you a code to get into it. Happens all the time.

  • Larissa Lyons

    Dean, Curious how many “regular” workshops at a time you recommend someone take.

    Based on absorbing the information, putting it into practice, and getting the most out of the assignments, should one only take “one” workshop at a time? Or if you’re dedicated and excited, and don’t need to sleep (ha) is there another number or amount that you considered doable? Thanks! Larissa

    • dwsmith

      Depth should always be taken by itself. After that, many people take two, a few have done three.

      Also, some take a regular workshop where they get responses from me and a classic workshop and do the assignments without responses.

      And since each class takes about two-three hours a week, if you can work in the extra two hours, it is not a problem.