Interesting Comments and Other Business
Comments Were Great on the Last Two Posts…
Had some great experience stories and only a couple writers trying to rationalize their way of doing things. Some good discussion and ideas, so might be worth checking out the comments. And thank you, everyone, who did comment in public or wrote me a letter. Very much appreciated and fun.
Amazing Writing Bundle About to End!!!
This is a bundle that I would get something out of every book. And I have already recommended a few of them here before. And don’t miss Kris’s brand new book Creating Your Author Brand.
Plus you get Heinlein’s Rules lecture, worth $75.00. Plus Steven Barnes offers a course as well.
This is a stunner of a writing bundle. And for a stunningly cheap price. And it ends shortly, like in a day or so. Don’t miss it.
Special Workshop Deal
We are about to end the special deal we were offering. A couple more days is all. Write me if interested. The deal is if you pay for four Vegas workshops (that you can take at any time over the next four years), you get a free Dean and Kris show or two free online workshops. ($600 value.) And yes, if you have already paid for one, it counts as one of the four.
A number of people have asked about our refund policy if you pay ahead for Vegas Workshops. If you can’t make it for any reason up to one month ahead of the workshop, you get a full refund, no questions asked. Or you can transfer the money to another workshop. If within one month of the workshop the fee is only transferable to another workshop.
Of all the new workshops we announced, the Mystery workshop is about half full already, meaning only seven spots left.
There is still room in this fall’s Master Business Class.
ROOM CODES TO GO OUT THIS WEEK FOR THE MASTER CLASS AND ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID.
List of Vegas Workshops
— 2018 MASTER BUSINESS CLASS… October 19th to the morning of October 24th, 2018. A bunch of instructors to be announced this summer. (Travel on Thursday the 18th and on Wednesday October 24th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full. Hotel block is limited. We will send out codes shortly.) Price $750
— HUMOR CRAFT WORKSHOP… January 25th to the evening of January 29th, 2019. Taught by Dean Wesley Smith. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop. Price $750
— ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP… March 1st to the morning of March 6th, 2019. Six editors. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday March 6th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full. Hotel block is limited. We will send out codes to those who are paid shortly.) Price $750
— MYSTERY CRAFT WORKSHOP… April 12th to the evening of April 16th, 2019. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop. Price $750
— CREATING MEMORABLE CHARACTERS CRAFT WORKSHOP… May 17th to the evening of May 21st, 2019. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith together. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop. Price $750
— THE KRIS AND DEAN SHOW… July 26th to the evening of July 28th, 2019. Three days of everything you need to know about writing and publishing. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith together. (Travel on Thursday and on Monday) Unlimited and open to writers of all levels! Experienced writers will learn from this as will writers just starting off. Plus we are entertaining. Price $500
— ROMANCE CRAFT WORKSHOP… September 20th to the evening of September 24th, 2019. Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Travel on Thursday and on Wednesday) Limited to 15 writers only! A writing workshop. Price $750
— 2019 MASTER BUSINESS CLASS… October 25th to the morning of October 30th, 2019. A bunch of instructors to be announced. (Travel on Thursday the 24th and on Wednesday October 30th since the last session is done at noon. Special hotel rate when you pay in full.) Price $750
Write me for information or to sign up at Dean.email@example.com
John D. Payne
Hey, if we’ve already bought the lecture on Heinlein’s rules, would it be possible to sub one of the other ones– like Master Plot Formula, or Endings?
You bet. No issue at all John.
John D. Payne
Success Kid Meme!!!
I read the last two posts and all the comments. It was really great. Thank you!
So, I read the five rules book and your writing into the dark book. I read the last two posts and all the comments. It was really great. Thank you!
So, I read the five rules book and your writing into the dark book. I think I finally got my head wrapped around writing into the dark and not worrying about the ending.
So my next question would be how do you choose which story to write when you have several in mind?
Do you ever sit down and think I’m going to write a cold poker gang story or tonight I’m going to write a science-fiction story?
How does that process of choosing the next story to start writing work for you?
Thanks in advance and warm regards!
I seldom do. I just grab a title that interests me and start typing and the character or characters show up tell me if I am writing in one of my series or if I am doing a standalone story or book. In other words, I just trust my creative voice to figure out what it is the most excited about and I follow along. More than likely not the answer you were looking for. (grin)
Thanks for the answer Dean! That’s exactly what I wanted to know. Not sure why my first paragraph repeated three times they are but I guess you understood what I meant… Ha ha ha!
Linda Maye Adams
With me, I choose stories sometimes on what I want to learn. I could have written a forth and fifth book in my science fiction series. But I also need to branch out into other genres besides spec fiction. So I went for a mystery.
Honestly, Linda, I have done that a few times as well. Sort of a “never tried that before, so why not” kind of choice.