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Refocus on Running Day 4

Refocus on Running Day 4

Hit the five miles for a fourth day.

I have spent the last three days down in the Salt Lake area with the state chapter of the Romance Writers of America. A fantastic group, a great conference, and I was honored to be part of it, teach a couple of classes, and give a very short speech.

Mostly I got to learn from all the wonderful and dedicated and driven writers there. Great time. I really love to hang around with writers who want to learn.

So tomorrow I’ll go back to a more normal blog here about writing and other things since I will be home.  Got some really fun topics of the night planned and a few sacred cows as well.

And of course, the running will ramp to the new level.

Other things…

— Subscribers got the new Smith’s Monthly Friday and will get another on Monday. Patreon supporters will get two on Monday evening.

— 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


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