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October Workshops Starting Up!!

And Almost No One Signed Up…

So not an issue of any of them selling out. Many of them have no one in them, which is not surprising at all for October. This happens every year. It is that time of the season.

This month might be one of the best months of workshop choices we have ever offered. Sign up at 

And there are lifetime subscriptions available on Teachable as well if you decide to get serious and really try to talk as many as possible.

Class #37… Oct 2nd … How to Study Writing
Class #38… Oct 2nd … Endings
Class #39… Oct 2nd … Point of View
Class #40… Oct 2nd … Writing Mysteries
Class #41… Oct 2nd … Speed
Class #42… Oct 2nd … Teams in Fiction
Class #43… Oct 3rd … Depth in Writing
Class #44… Oct 3rd … How to Use Tags
Class #45… Oct 3rd … Character Development
Class #46… Oct 3rd … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #47… Oct 3rd… Information Flow
Class #48… Oct 3rd … Magic Bakery


Master Business Class.

The October online workshops have almost no one signed up, but that is a very different matter than the Master Business Class held here in Las Vegas. There are now ONLY TWO spots open for this class in Las Vegas from October 19th through the morning of the 24th.

You will not believe the list of instructors who will be teaching this workshop. Kevin J. Anderson, Dave Farland, Rebecca Moesta, Loren Coleman, and The Passive Guy will be helping me and Kris and Mark Leslie and a bunch of others over the five days.

Cost is $750. Still time to jump in.

Notebooks full of more information than you can imagine. And fantastic networking. Lunch with instructors every day plus a hospitality suite every evening to sit and talk with others.

Check it out at



    • dwsmith

      Writing everyone with workshops I hope tomorrow. If you have credits in this Fiction River Kickstarter, you can take an October workshop if you want, no issue. Just write me and tell me which one.


  • Kenny

    You know I’m in 2 minds about what to study next: Speed seems important as to where I am now. How to Study seems interesting, and maybe useful.

    But I’m also torn on either transcribing TV shows to study accent / pacing (aka Character Voice and Setting) or just using what I’ve learnt in the last few months into my writing before learning more…

    (All of this once I’ve finished the Tags workshop of course… Damn you for making so many damned good workshops Dean and Kris!)

    Choices, choices, choices.

    • dwsmith

      We just do workshops that we wish someone would have been doing as we were coming in. Trying to help writers cut off years in the learning process, basically. And we never, in our wildest imaginations, and we both have wild imaginations, ever thought these workshops would get to this point. And as long as we both are still learning from them, we’ll keep on.

      • Kenny

        I don’t know if you’re taking years off my writing learning process but what I can tell you is that you’ve saved my writing career before it even started. Thanks to the Writing into the Dark Workshop…

    • RK Thorne

      Kenny I did Speed a couple months ago — the Speed WORKSHOP, I mean — and it was about so much more than just writing quickly. I’d highly recommend that one!!

      • Kenny

        Thanks, RK, I might just have to start that workshop and see where it leads!

        I think I’m all craft workshopped out right now… 🙂