Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing

Summary Of Everything Going On

Four Major Things…

So I thought I would try to sort them out and be clear on them, especially since a couple of these are ending soon or have limited space.

1… Novel and Short Story Challenge…

Both the Novel Challenge and the Short Story Challenge have started. I have one spot open in both challenges still, so you can jump in any time between now and Tuesday, September 4th. Then it closes off.

Costs $600 but you get two workshop credits for just giving either challenge a try. More information at Novel And Short Story Challenge.

2… Follow Along Living at Pulp Speed Five.

I announced this last night and have a number already signed up. Limited to ten. You can read last night’s post about my crazy challenge to myself of writing ten novels in 100 days, plus write a book about it at the same time. But here are the basic details…

— Cost $500.
— Limited to first 10 paid.
— A letter every day from me for 100 days about the process of writing novels starting September 9th. (even on my bad days.)
— Questions about the process when you want.
— Early read on every book I write.
— Anything you start and finish writing inside the hundred days, you can send to me to read after the challenge is over.

To pay, just send the fee to Paypal at which is the WMG account and then write me that you have done so. I will announce here when I get ten and this closes. I would have killed for something like this as an early writer, so don’t miss this one. I will not be doing this again.

(Write me if you are in the other challenges and want to join this. I will give you a discount.)

3… Two New Regular Workshops Starting Next Week.

Information is right here on the two new workshops, Tags and How to Study. Sign up on

September List of Regular Workshops

Class #25… Sept 4th … Depth #3: Research
Class #26… Sept 4th … Author Voice
Class #27… Sept 4th … Dialog
Class #28… Sept 4th … Writing into the Dark
Class #29… Sept 4th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30… Sept 4th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31… Sept 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #32… Sept 5th … How To Study
Class #33… Sept 5th … Writing Fantasy
Class #34… Sept 5th … Novel Structure
Class #35… Sept 5th … How to Use Tags
Class #36… Sept 5th … Advanced Depth

4… Our Fiction River Kickstarter Is Going Strong.

As I write this we are almost at our first stretch goal. And we are only four days into this, so doing great.

Workshop discounts, and lifetime subscription discounts as well. Check it out here.

And if you don’t want to go through Kickstarter, write me directly.



  • Topaz

    Congrats on the Kickstarter.

    Back when the first round of Insiders Guides Workshops ended, you said they were fun to you.
    Are there any plans of doing some more Insiders Guides Workshops this fall?
    I’d love to see them come back with new topics. It was great fun to listen to you on Sunday and ask questions to the workshop topics.

    Another question, for in some of the workshops you mention a discussion board.
    Teachable has no discussion board, or I am unable to find it.
    Have you ever thought of opening some kind of mailing list or forum for the workshop lifetime subscribers or for the people taking a workshop to talk with other participants about what they learned?

    • dwsmith

      No plans yet on those Insider’s Guides. They were fun, that’s for sure. We are looking at a couple ideas.

      As for the discussion board, nope, this is the place, right here. (grin)

      • Topaz

        I`d love to learn with you and the others more in the insiders guides. The questions from others provided great insights for me too.
        As for the discussion boards being here. So, I can ask whatever I want regarding workshop content no matter your blog post topic of the day?

    • Kenny

      Dean, I too would love to go through some more Insider’s Guides–they were great fun and I learnt much from them. 🙂 (Including the need for Tags–hint, hint to anyone reading this who’s not sure about the Tag Workshop. 😀 )