• Challenge,  Kickstarter Campaign,  workshops

    Twelve Hours And Doing Great!!

    Seeders Kickstarter Campaign… Already Into Stretch Goals… Actually, we funded in about 40 minutes and hit the first stretch goal very quickly after that. Then we hit the next one this evening. The second one has not only a book as part of the reward for hitting the goal, but the first of ten possible Pop-Up classes on World Building in Science Fiction. Each Pop-Up is worth $150.00. So in case you want to take a look and help us pass the word to get as many of these Pop-Up Classes as we can, go to RESCUE TWO SEEDERS UNIVERSE KICKSTARTER. Here are the ten World Building Pop-Ups that if…

  • Challenge,  Kickstarter Campaign,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    RESCUE TWO KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN NOW LIVE!!!

    ALL KINDS OF GREAT STUFF!! Including a ton of different workshop stuff, and with every award you get a copy of my new Seeders novel RESCUE TWO. Rescue Two Kickstarter. The two special workshops are on science fiction. — WRITING IDEA FICTION Special Workshop. All the ins and outs of writing idea fiction and how to do it and how to come up with ideas. You can take it starting April 12 or May 3rd. And remember, this is the only place to get this workshop. — WRITING ABOUT TIME Special Workshop. All the ins and outs of writing about time while in space and how to do it and…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Back Working and Writing

    Having Fun with the Writing… Other stuff is work. (grin) Doing my obligatory blog tonight ahead of the time change and then headed to get some sleep. I recorded the Motivational Monday videos tonight, and also recorded the third week of Secrets. And I hope everyone who was supposed to get the nine Pop-Up Mystery classes got them all right. If not, check your spam filter and then if still not there, contact subscriptions at WMGbooks on Monday. In this upcoming Seeders Kickstarter, we decided to do the same ten Pop-Up focused classes, only instead of mystery, we are aiming them at science fiction. And we are going to make…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Workshops Starting…

    March Workshops are Starting Up!!! Also the second group of the special workshops from the Crimes Collide Kickstarter are starting. Plus starting today the new SECRETS regular workshop. This is a craft workshop completely. Plus four different nine-week collection classes. Here are the names and themes of the collection classes where in nine week you write five stories and put an entire collection together and publish it. They really are fun. — SPIES — HEROES AND HEROINES — RELATIONSHIPS (of all kinds) — FANTASY So great workshops and the April workshops are up to sign up for as well. Lots of great stuff. Give it a look at https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/ CATTITUDE…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Mondays Are Always Fun…

    And Really Hard… Mondays I need to spend a lot of time at the computer. This morning I started off finishing up some work left on laying out Smith’s Monthly issue. Detail computer work. Then this afternoon I did email and some of the homework assignments. More computer time. Gave my eyes a rest by going to the store and taking a nap, but after dinner back doing assignments. Got everything finished on that front by 12:30 am with one break to watch some television. Then off to write a daily short story. Finished the 3,000 word story at 3 am, then came over here to my internet computer to…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    Didn’t Run… Slept!

    Kris and I Both Slept In… We figured we needed the sleep more than we needed the three miles. And boy were we right.  And I took another hour plus nap later before finally feeling rested. Don’t buy any workshops tonight or in the morning until I give the go-ahead. We have decided to do a Mid-Winter sale. (Actually the code will be MidWinter to get half price.) That said, when the sale starts, I do have all the March workshops up, including the new one SECRETS IN CRAFT. It is a craft workshop talking about the secrets of writing better fiction. Might be one of the best craft workshops…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Special Mystery Workshops

    Both Are Sent Out… If during the Crimes Collide Kickstarter, you took either or both of the mystery workshops, WRITING MYSTERY ENDINGS or WRITING CROSS GENRE MYSTERY, you should have in your email the information about them now. If you can’t find it, make sure you are looking on the email you used for Kickstarter, and also check your spam filter. If you still can’t find the email, contact me at once since both first sessions of the workshops start today. If you have not done the survey, do that and Josh will get me your information and I will send you the letter. For some reason we really pushed…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    In Person and Study Along Classes

    March In-Person Workshop Cancelled… Not for Covid reasons, but because only three people were signed up. No surprise. So the March workshop THRILLER/HUMOR is going to be online in the Study Along format. The reading list has been out for that for a time now, so if you are in the Study Along for THRILLER/HUMOR, better get reading. It will take place March 21st to 24th. The May in-person craft workshop here in Vegas is going to happen just fine and the reading list for that is already out as well. It is the MYSTERY/CAPER and is held on May 16-19, which is right ahead of the Licensing Expo. We…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    All Collection Classes Now Available

    And Both Bundles of Each Year’s Classes Collection Classes are nine weeks long and you end up publishing a collection based on the theme in the 9th week. We do six different classes per year. The six from last year that are all available again in 2022 are: Portals, Heroes and Heroines, Private Eyes, Holiday, Fantasy, and Relationships. The new six for 2022 will also extend into 2023 if you miss one… I will be putting up other sessions later in the week. Right now just the first sessions are up. The new collection classes are: Pets, Spies, Space Opera, Thieves, Dynasty, and Time Travel. In these classes you learn…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  workshops

    What Did I Do On My Holiday?

    Got That Question a Number of Times… Answer is basically the same thing I do every normal day of the year. I worked on getting the workshop sale up and going. You can read all about that in the last two blogs. 50% off until January 4th on everything on Teachable. (Just put in the code YearEnd after you hit purchase.) I worked with Kris at lunches on more classes. I will record those soon. And I did a bunch of recording as well including the Motivational Monday I just put up a bit ago. I wore a red shirt to record those because I recorded them on Christmas. (Does…