• 70 Book Challenge,  Challenge

    Something Big!

    Trying to Figure Out What Big Thing to Do! I am in my 50th year since selling my first two short stories. And this fall I turn 74 and I would really like to challenge myself in that year before I turn 75. It has been a hard few years for me and I want to come out of them screaming forward. (grin) I keep coming up with all sorts of really fun (for me) ideas. And really crazy. I mean really, really off the beam when it comes to writing and publishing. Asimov is known for doing a lot of books in his lifetime. A vast number of them…

  • Challenge

    Last Day to Join Kris’s Summer Challenge…

    Her Challenge Will Be Closed off Late Tonight… This challenge was something Kris really wanted to do to keep herself focused for at least a few hours a day on writing instead of all the business stuff. It worked for her in May and she wanted to extend it through the summer. Every day you get a letter from Kris about her day and her writing. Eye-opening and don’t expect her to ever do this again after this summer. So today is the last day to jump in. Might just be the best thing you can do for your writing for the summer. And for me right now, I have…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Four Focus Bundles Now Available…

    New Science Fiction Focus Bundle Up Today… Here is the list of the four Focus Bundles now available and the classes in them. FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN DEPTH… The order to take the classes inside the bundle is… 1… Depth 2… Advanced Depth 3… Applied Depth 4… Research 5… Born on Page One 6… Automatic Depth 7… Depth in Action FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN PRODUCTIVITY… The order to take the classes inside the bundle is… 1… Productivity 2… Clean First Draft 3… Writing into the Dark 4… Speed 5… Prolific 6… Pulp Speed 7… Stamina FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN BASIC WRITING BUSINESS The order to take the classes inside the…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  On Writing

    What Is A Weekend?

    A Great Question That Applies to Professional Writers… Kris and I honestly at times don’t know what day of the week it is. For example, tonight, on the way home from the Aces’s game, we ran into a bunch of traffic right near the Art’s District near where we live. Neither one of us could figure out what was going on until finally Kris said, “Oh, it’s first Friday.” First Friday of every month there is a massive arts’ fair in the downtown area. Even though earlier we had done a normal Friday lunch with writers and I had done a webinar that is always late Friday, neither of our…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    New Focus Bundle

    That Makes Three Now Available But first, ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT to sign up for Kris’s Summer Challenge… A great way to get yourself motivated to write through the summer. That is what Kris is using it for. Check it out and get a letter from her every night about writing. It will be motivating. Okay, here are the three new FOCUS BUNDLES available. See below for the sale details… FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN DEPTH… The order to take the classes inside the bundle is 1… Depth 2… Advanced Depth 3… Applied Depth 4… Research 5… Born on Page One 6… Automatic Depth 7… Depth in Action FOCUS BUNDLE TO…

  • Challenge

    Way Too Late

    At This Computer for 5.5 Hours… With short breaks. Now the sun is coming up and I am only here to keep my blogging streak alive. New bundles tomorrow and the bundle sale is still going on. Night…  

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Kris’s Birthday and New Focus Bundle…

    Had a Great Time With Kris on Her Birthday… She will be posting really fun pictures on her Facebook page. Check them out. And a great dinner with friends tonight as well. Wonderful day. I also managed to get another one of the Focus Bundles launched tonight. So now on Teachable there is a Focus Bundle on Learning Depth and one on Learning Productivity. Here is what is in them. FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN DEPTH… The order to take the classes inside the bundle is 1… Depth 2… Advanced Depth 3… Applied Depth 4… Research 5… Born on Page One 6… Automatic Depth 7… Depth in Action FOCUS BUNDLE TO…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Focus Bundle to Learn Depth

    Got One Focus Bundle Launched!!! Actually hoped for two per night, but got a late start tonight, so only got the first one done. FOCUS BUNDLE TO LEARN DEPTH… The order to take the classes inside the bundle is 1… Depth 2… Advanced Depth 3… Applied Depth 4… Research 5… Born on Page One 6… Automatic Depth 7… Depth in Action Turn in no homework on any of these and ignore all dates on the classes themselves. Over $1,050 in value at $150 each. Regular cost is $500. Sale price for the Great Bundle sale is $250.00. So even if you already have a few of these, worth the price…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    THE GREAT BUNDLE SALE

    Any Bundle on Teachable (Including The New Ones) Any bundle is 50% off on Teachable. And as some suggested, we are adding in new bundles to focus on certain topics. To get a bundle at half price, simply go to WMG Teachable, find the bundle or bundles you want, and hit purchase. Then put in the code… GREATBUNDLE And hit apply and you will have it for 50% off. And most bundles are really good deals to start with. We are doing this because we are launching the FOCUS BUNDLE series. But first let me list the large bundles, the ones we call Lifetime Subscriptions (yes, they are all 50%…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    June Regular Workshops Start This Week…

    And Still Time to Get into Prepare Ahead Classes… Regular workshops are on Teachable as normal. Just the five basic classes this month. #53… June 4th… Writing into the Dark #55… June 4th… Teams in Fiction #56… June 5th… Writing with Depth (start with this one) #58… June 5th… Advanced Depth #60… June 5th… Killing Critical Voice Prepare Ahead classes are on www.wmgwriterstore.com  The first one starts on Monday. Deadline to finish the first story next Sunday. Anthology OPENS Schedule (Early Monday morning West Coast Time) The topic is just general and the editor’s names are listed. 06/03/2024 Ghosts – Mark Leslie 06/10/2024 Cozy Mystery – Christina F. York 06/17/2024…