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Writing and a Lecture Idea…

Since I talked about IP valuation in the last chapter of The Magic Bakery, it has become clear that there are levels that might be valuable to a few writers to be offered in some format or another.

And got some great comments in e-mail to me about the real need for a bunch of these areas, from IP to Corporation structures to writer tax issues and so on and so on.

We cover some basics, very basic, in the online  Business Workshop, and we go into pretty good depth at the Business Master Class here at the coast in October.

But that is it. And one writer suggested to me that this sort of thing would be perfect for a lecture series. Not just one lecture, but a series of Advanced, Advanced Business In-Depth lectures on each area.

Kris and I and Allyson at WMG have been lining up a bunch of new lectures and will have announcements on that shortly, but now this new Advanced Business Lecture series will be part of that.

So stay tuned. And thank you, everyone, for the suggestions and support on the idea.

Also got a little writing done on the novel tonight and managed for four days running over 5 miles in exercise. I have a streak. Oh, oh…


All have openings at the moment. Information at

Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page.

Class #51… June 6th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #52… June 6th … Point of View
Class #53… June 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #54… June 6th … Speed
Class #55… June 6th … Teams in Fiction
Class #56… June 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #57… June 7th … Expectations (Writing on the Rails)
Class #58… June 7th … Character Development
Class #59… June 7th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #60… June 7th … Advanced Depth


Just five days left. Don’t miss this one. Very, very inexpensive education.

Amazing stuff for only $15 or $20 bucks.  And AbleGamers is the charity on this bundle, which is one of the best causes I have ever seen.

Authors in this are Mary Buckham, Tonya D. Price, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lawrence Block, me, Maggie McVay Lynch, Leah Cutter, Chuck Heintzelman, and Joanna Penn. Plus a $50 lecture from WMG, a discount to get Jutoh, and a discount to all the stuff at a Writer’s Cafe.

You can get it all for $15.00 or $20.00 and give some to AbleGamers. If you are serious about learning your craft and business of writing, this is about as cheap as it comes, folks.

The Write Stuff Bundle 2017


The Writing of HEAVEN PAINTED AS A SUNSET: A Ghost of a Chance Novel

 Left off on January 5th before writing the book in Las Vegas. Left off at 28,500 words.

Cut back to 16,500 word mark. Restarted. 
 Day 1 (of restart)… Words written… 1,100.  Total so far… 17,600 words.
 Day 2… Words … 2,600.  Total so far… 20,200 words.
 Day 3… Words … 1,200.  Total so far… 21,400 words.


Tracking Running… May 5th, 2017
5 miles. No running.
Weight 195. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 24.5 miles

Tracking Word Counts… May 5th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 10, Day 5 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,324

— Daily Fiction: 1,200 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 4,900 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 300 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 3,600 words
— E-mail: 16 e-mails.  Approx. 1,100 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 128 e-mails. Approx. 9,200 words
— Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories to date: 38 stories.
— Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 5 novels.


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