So I Dug Into the Bookstore Back Room Again…
The back room at the bookstore is where we hope to expand into a new public area to get more room for books. But when we bought it, the place was buried in boxes and trash. Basically it looked like a hoarding place like my friend Bill’s home and apartment that I cleaned out. I have been slowly, when I needed some exercise like today, been working through it.
And even more fun is the back room has almost as many treasures per square foot as Bill’s places. Today I found an entire box of rare and antique perfume bottles, some with perfume in them. One was an antique atomizer that at one point years before had a $250 price tag on it. No telling how long it was back there. And I found some 1870s books.
Treasures I didn’t even know I had bought with the store. (grin)
JUST TWO DAYS TO SIGN UP FOR THE STORY CHALLENGE?
There are still two spots open in the novel challenge starting January 1st and two spots open in the short story challenge. You get two regular workshops out of it no matter how you do. But you will do fine if you try it.
Two writers who took the novel challenge ending January 15th are just extending their challenge for another three months after that date. Nifty idea because the challenge is getting them focused and to the keyboard. And they get workshop credits. (grin)
Ticking clock… In two days this offer goes away.
Promotions Package Ends Soon As Well
Three spots still open in the Promotions Package offer from WMG Publishing.
Ticking clock… In two days this offer ends as well.
Everyone who is signed up should have gotten the first very preliminary questionnaire from me. If you didn’t, write me.
Details if interested at https://deanwesleysmith.com/promotional-package-opened-for-five-more-days/
January and February Online Workshops Are Now Up on Teachable.
I sent out all letters tonight to everyone signed up for a January Regular Workshop through me. If you signed up directly on Teachable, no reason for a letter. Just hold on and the first week’s videos will appear on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the workshop.
If you have credits from the Kickstarter, you need to write me to sign up. You can also sign up through me and use Paypal just like normal. Or you can go directly to Teachable and sign up there for any workshop using either Paypal or a credit card.
To see all the courses, just hit the link at the top that says “All Courses” and it will show you all the lectures and workshops available.
Class #1… Jan 2nd … Depth #3: Research
Class #2… Jan 2nd … Author Voice
Class #3… Jan 2nd … Business
Class #4… Jan 2nd … Writing into the Dark
Class #5… Jan 2nd … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #6… Jan 2nd … Think Like a Publisher
Class #7… Jan 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #8… Jan 3rd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #9… Jan 3rd … (empty)
Class #10… Jan 3rd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #11… Jan 3rd … Novel Structure
Class #12… Jan 3rd … Writing Fantasy
Class #13… Feb 6th … Think Like a Publisher
Class #14… Feb 6th … Endings
Class #15… Feb 6th … Point of View
Class #16… Feb 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #17… Feb 6th … Speed
Class #18… Feb 6th … Teams in Fiction
Class #19… Feb 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #20… Feb 7th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #21… Feb 7th … Character Development
Class #22… Feb 7th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #23… Feb 7th … Advanced Depth
Class #24… Feb 7th … Novel Structure
Full information about any workshop or March and April schedule is under Online Workshops on the sidebar.