Online Workshop Details
ALL WORKSHOPS, CLASSIC WORKSHOPS, AND LECTURES ARE NOW ON TEACHABLE.COM
Structure of every regular workshop:
— Each week for six weeks video lectures will be available for the writer to listen and watch in their own time. (Video lectures will be about 4 to 7 or so minutes long each and there will be about six or so of them per week depending on topic.)
— Each week will include an assignment which will need to be sent as an attached file within five days. We will work personally with each writer or book designer, and send the assignments back to each person before the end of the week. (The assignments are not mandatory, but suggested to get the most out of each workshop.)
— Then each week we will record a short (5 minutes or so) video talking in general (never giving names) about the assignment for everyone in the class to watch. Then the following week’s assignment and lectures will be available.
— Each new video will be released on the same day of the week as the first one for six weeks. So if the workshop starts on Tuesday, the new weekly video sessions will be released every Tuesday.
— Once you are signed up for a workshop, you can come back over the years to review at any point you want.
CLASSIC WORKSHOP STRUCTURE
— The classic workshops used to be regular workshops, but you can sign up for them, and go through all the videos as fast as you would like. All six weeks are there. The homework assignments are still there, as well as some of the responses from a previous workshop, but you do not send in any assignments. You just do them for yourself. And you can come back over the years as often as you want without any extra costs.
Classic workshops and lectures are at:
Standard workshops are all SIX WEEKS LONG.
Classic workshops you can go through as slow or as fast as you want.
Cost of online workshops is $300.00 each. (Payment instructions either on Teachable or through Dean. Instructions below.)
Cost of Classic online workshops is $150.00 each. (Payment instructions when you buy the workshop on teachable.com.)
Cost of Subscription to All Workshops is $3,000. (Payment instructions when you buy the subscription on teachable.com. Write Dean for more information. Over $18,000 in value.)
NO REFUNDS. However, your money can be moved to a different workshop down the road if you have schedule or health problems. We will work with you.
My e-mail address for these workshops is email@example.com. Please put only WORKSHOPS in the subject line. Or if I do not respond, please try again. I try to respond fairly quickly, meaning within the same day, two at most.
WHICH WORKSHOP FIRST?
We have put together a curriculum of the workshops. You can find it at https://deanwesleysmith.com/workshop-curriculum/
We will be updating it regularly…
Regular Workshop Schedule
Each regular workshop is 6 weeks long.
Again, it will take you about three hours per week on your own pace to do each of these if you do the assignments. These are the starting dates of upcoming regular workshops on Teachable.com
Class #31… Oct 4th … Covers 101
Class #32… Oct 4th … Heinlein’s Rules
Class #33… Oct 4th … Writing into the Dark
Class #34… Oct 4th… Writing with Speed
Class #35… Oct 4th … Teams in Fiction
Class #36… Oct 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #37… Oct 5th … Writing Sales Copy
Class #38… Oct 5th … Writing Short Stories
Class #39… Oct 5th … Advanced Depth
Class #40… Oct 5th … Killing Critical Voice
Class #41… Oct 5th … Media Kit
Class #42… Oct 5th … Applied Depth
A List of All Regular Monthly Workshops (no real order)
Depth in Writing
(Start with this one. It is offered every month.)
Writing with Speed
Writing into the Dark
Teams in Fiction
Writing Short Stories
Writing Sales Copy
Killing Critical Voice
A List of Special Regular Workshops
(Six weeks long but you take these at your own pace, can start at any time and can turn in homework or not, your choice.)
Futures Workshop: Refresh and Renew
Futures Workshop: Opportunities
Futures Workshop: Structure
Futures Workshop: Patience
A List of All Classic Workshops (no real order)
— How To Use Tags
— Novel Structure
— Author Voice
— Point of View
— Writing Mystery
— Writing Fantasy
— Character Development
— Point of View
— Writing Westerns
— Writing Dialogue
— Magic Bakery
— Writing Thrillers
— Writing Series
— Adding Suspense
— Character Voice
— Ideas to Story
— Genre Structure
— Plotting with Depth
— Writing Science Fiction
— Writing Time Travel
— Think Like a Publisher
— Business of Writing
— Writing Secondary Plot Lines
— How to Edit Your Own Work
— Licensing 101
— How To Study Writing