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Movie and Dinner

Fun Day…

Started off with WMG meetings, then Kris and I headed into the valley to catch a movie. Guardians of the Galaxy. Great fun. Great heart.

Then a nice dinner and drive home. We got back around midnight and we went to watch news and some television.

So I didn’t make it this computer until after 2 a.m. I answered some e-mails, then did some Strength Workshop assignments.

Then I took a break and sat and started a novella Kris had just finished in her Diving Universe. I only intended on reading a little of it, then going to read some short stories for the May short story challenge. But Kris is Kris and there was no stopping once I started into that novella. (I am a major fan of the Diving Universe.) So no reading for the short story challenge tonight. I finished the novella.

So a great movie, a great dinner, and great novella to finish off the night. A good day by any standards.



In the post yesterday I detailed out the new lectures that I will record in May and through June. One new lecture per week in this special series will be added. Each lecture will consist of between 9 and 15 videos.

These are Advanced, Advanced lectures, taking up where the Business Workshop leaves off. The intent of these is to let writers know this stuff even exists when the time comes.


— 1…Corporations for Writers…$50.00

— 2…Taxes for Writers…$50.00

— 3…Movies and Television Negotiations for Writers…$50.00

— 4…Estates and Estate Planning for Writers…$50.00

— 5…Copyright and Control for Writers…$50.00

— 6…IP Valuation Dangers and Possibilities for Writers…$50.00


For a week or so only, you can get all six new lectures for $250 subscription or 12 lectures in total for a $400 subscription. (You can bank the extra ones or take any existing lecture.)

All the details and planned new lectures after the business lectures are listed in the post two days ago or under the lecture tab. More detailed descriptions added as the recording starts for each one.

If you want the subscriptions, write me directly with lectures in the subject line. Very short-term offer. After that you can just get them on Teachable for their regular price.

All the available lectures are on (and these new ones will be on)



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. (A few of the new workshops have not been added yet.)

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

Tracking Running… May 10th, 2017
5 miles. No running.
Weight 195. (Goal 170)
Month to date distance: 44.5 miles

Tracking Word Counts… May 10th, 2017
Totals For Year 4, Month 10, Day 10 (Year started August)
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,329

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 8,600 words  
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 
— Blog Posts: 400 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 5,900 words
— E-mail: 21 e-mails.  Approx. 1,200 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 240 e-mails. Approx. 16,100 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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  • Marsha

    Woot!! I too am a major fan of Kris’s Diving series. I’m excited to hear she’s adding to it!

    And I have my eye on several of the new advanced business lectures coming up. Thank you for doing them.

  • Annie Reed

    We went to see Guardians today, second time for my daughter, first time for me and hubby. As the end credits rolled, my daughter said, “It’s all Dean’s fault” because she caught exactly where in the beginning of the movie they told her how the movie was going to end. *g*

    Yes, I might have shared that tidbit from the workshops with my family. 🙂