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Mentoring and Workshops

First of the Year is Here…

Four things tonight to make sure you all know about if interested.

First… I have one spot open for anyone interested in having me be a mentor this year. I had one person drop out due to a nasty health issue that does not sound like a good way to start a year. So one spot open. I am just starting to get going with the other two in this program. All the details are in the post here.

Second… I have decided to do the challenge again. You can write either three novels in three months or thirty short stories in two months. And I read them (slowly it seems) and you also get $600 credit toward any workshops or lectures you want. Only one signed up so far. You can start on the 15th of January or the 1st of February. Up to you. Full details are posted here.

Third… The second Futures Workshop has started. 

This one is called Opportunity: How to See and Evaluate Opportunities.

Basically Create and Take Advantage of Opportunities.

Two tag lines that fit the same workshop. The first Futures workshop is still available and you can take it at any point and turn in assignments as quickly as you would like to go through it, but you need to have gone through it to take this second one. First one is Future Workshop: Refresh and Renew.

There will be four when we are done, all very important to writers in this new world. You can get them all in a bundle, or if you want a billion workshops, sign up for the Lifetime Workshop Subscription. All of it can be found on Teachable.

Fourth… The January Regular Workshops have started.

Only ten different ones in January now, down from twelve a month this last year.

Again, on Teachable.

Here is the list of the regular workshops. (Note they start on the 1st and 2nd.)

Class #1… Jan 1st … Depth #3: Research
Class #2… Jan 1st … Author Voice
Class #3… Jan 1st … Dialog
Class #4… Jan 1st … Writing into the Dark
Class #5… Jan 1st … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6… Jan 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #7… Jan 2nd …Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #8… Jan 2nd … Writing Fantasy
Class #9… Jan 2nd … Novel Structure
Class #10… Jan 2nd … Advanced Depth

Any questions, feel free to write me about any of this.

And yes, I am writing on my 100-day challenge. I will start talking about it more tomorrow with some other posts.


        • dwsmith

          Thanks, Kari and Felicia. Got Emotions high on the list and had Westerns sort of pencilled in and we both had put a question mark next to that meaning we doubted anyone would sign up. We did not have Time Travel, which the more I think about, the more complex I think that one would be especially if we included Alternate History stories. I will talk with Kris about that one.

          We also have a Floating Viewpoint workshop on the list, really advanced craft there. And a number of others. But more suggestions of interest always welcome.

          • Julie

            Thanks, Dean. A while back I mentioned fight scenes – it would be really useful to have some guidance on those. I had to write one a while back and I tackled it by looking at martial arts videos on YouTube and reading fight scenes by Lee Child, John Sandford, etc., but it would be good to know the principles.

            I’ll start making a list whenever I get stuck, and send it to you! Meanwhile, it’s a case of not knowing what I don’t know…