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Refocus on Running Day 3

Refocus on Running Day 3

Hit five miles for a third day. And I got to learn a bunch of fun stuff from some fantastic professional writers. I’ll explain more next week. And I ate far too much. (grin)

As I said before, for a few days here I will focus on on this gaining distance until Sunday and then will expand this blog back out more. But right now I need to be focused on the running. This is a very short-term focus.

Also I want to illustrate to those of you having some focus issues how you bore down to one thing for a short time to bring that thing back into focus.

Third day was good. And I got to add in some publishing learning as well. Perfect.

Other things…

— One issue of Smith’s Monthly out to subscrbers. A second on Monday and both to Patreon supporters then.

— Kickstarter supporters will be getting surveys in a week or so about their rewards. Maybe two weeks. Going to take us some time to get them all together. And Kickstarter has yet to finalize everything. Not kidding, we are still waiting.


November Online Workshops

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Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me.

Class #41… Nov 1st … Author Voice
Class #42… Nov 1st … Point of View
Class #43… Nov 1st … Adding Suspense to Your Writing
Class #44… Nov 1st … Ideas
Class #45… Nov 1st … Character Development
Class #46… Nov 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #47… Nov 2nd … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #48… Nov 2nd … Cliffhangers
Class #49… Nov 2nd … Pacing Your Novel
Class #50… Nov 2nd …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Classic Workshops and Lectures are also available at any time.

If you are wondering what order would be best to take some of these workshops, we have done a curriculum for the workshops. You can see that at


Totals For Year 4, Month 3, Day 8

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,115

Total Miles This Month… 32 miles


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