• Challenge,  publishing,  workshops

    Getting Set Up for 2022

    Cleaning Up a Desk Cluttered with Yellow Notes and Legal Pads… Amazing how many notes I have on this desk around my internet computer. And I am working to clear those off. For example, I found a note about Motivational Monday idea and then a legal pad where Kris and I worked out the details and the first few videos. Tossed away the note, took the details and transferred them to a notebook where I will actually be keeping track of what videos I have done every Monday and when. I will do it that way for a time, then will transfer that to a spreadsheet at some point. Remember,…

  • Challenge,  Fun Stuff,  workshops

    In Person and Study Along and Novella Classes

    In Person Craft Classes in Vegas Return in 2022!!! That’s right, the limited craft in-person classes are back in 2022. We announced this last summer, but now, since the reading list is about to go out on the first class in March, Kris and I figured it was time to really go over these again. There will be six classes, all limited to 15 people each here at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. For this new series, we have taken the overall topics of Caper, Spies, and Humor and smashed them into six different genres. March 21st-24th… Thriller Humor (taught by Dean) May 16th-19th… Mystery Caper (taught by Kris)…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    December Workshops Started

    All December Workshops Have Started… As of today! Still time to jump into any of them. We have two indie publishing classes, COVERS 101 and PUBLISHING 101. There is the critical workshop to start on all craft classes called WRITING WITH DEPTH. This workshop helps you start stories and pull readers into your work. And if you are having trouble writing, finishing what you write, or getting what you write out to the world, you need the KILLING THE CRITICAL VOICE workshop. TEAMS workshop will make writing novels a ton easier, and the SPEED workshop can help you to write faster. The two newest workshops we have offered are tough.…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    December Regular Workshops Now Up

    January Workshops Will All Be Up Tomorrow… So both December and January regular workshops will be available. Then a day or so after that a number of the collection’s workshops will be extended through next year. And then three or four Master Business Class workshops will launch (Kris and I have been working on them.) We will launch even more over the next week or so. And a lot more by the end of the year. I got a couple of questions about workshop sales. And writers wondering if we are going to do another one, maybe for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Nothing really planned, but if a few…

  • Challenge,  Kickstarter Campaign,  workshops

    Workshops Available in Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter

    There Are A Bunch of Workshops… And All Get You the Calendar!! We have two special workshops for writers in this campaign. And the only place you will ever be able to get either one is right here.  You can buy either one or you can buy them both together at a discount. No matter what you will also get the 2021 Holiday Calendar with 38 stories delivered to you daily. Both workshops are three weeks long, and the final week’s assignment for both workshops will be to write a short story that Kris will read for the 2022 Holiday Spectacular. We will offer both workshops twice. You have your choice of…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  workshops

    Some Clean Up… And Writing Stuff

    Special Workshop Codes Are Out… First, if you signed up for a special workshop in the last Kickstarter, either Making Place a Character or How to Use the Rule of Three, the links and codes are out. If you were signed up for one or both of those workshops, and didn’t get a letter from me with the Subject Line “Special Workshop” (or Workshops), please check your spam filter over the next day or so. If not there, no worries, we have time. Write me and I will get you the codes when I get back later in the week. Second, refunds on the Diving Game are slow, and I…

  • Challenge,  workshops

    Refunds for the Game Will Take a Full Week…

    So Give Me a Little Time… I will get to them all. Thanks! Tomorrow, unless I tell you otherwise, at some point the codes to get into the six stretch goal Pop-Up writing classes will be going out to everyone who backed the Ten Little Fen Kickstarter campaign. So watch for those from WMG and if you haven’t gotten them by Wednesday and I haven’t said they are delayed, check your spam filter and give it another day. If still not there, contact Josh at subscriptions@wmgbooks.com Over this next week I will also be contacting each person who signed up for one or both of the special workshops with the…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    Only Two Days Left For the Workshop Sale!!

    Just Two Days!!! Ends on Sunday, October 10th, so don’t miss this one. Everything on WMG Publishing Teachable half price. Just use the code: FALLSPECIAL Lots of new workshops and writing classes. Two months ago when we did the last sale, we suspected it would be the last one, but we had thought that before. And over this last month we have gotten a lot of questions about doing another sale. So in the end, after two months, we felt we could do a week-long sale to help out and keep people learning this fall. Plus, we have some really amazing new workshops. POWER WORDS… That workshop started October 5th…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    October Workshops Starting…

    Tuesday and Wednesday… The October regular workshops are starting, plus the second sessions of the special workshops from the Pulphouse Kickstarter. Those two are not available for sale, but the eight October regular workshops are available and there is a half-price sale going on. See the last two posts for information. I have two more chapters in the Wet Blanket Reality book done, both on the next steps a writer goes through with agents to get to being traditionally published. So stay tuned for that. Or as they say in traditional publishing, “Hurry Up and Wait.” (Not kidding.) Remember the two new six-week regular workshops, POWER WORDS starting tomorrow and…

  • Challenge,  On Writing,  publishing,  workshops

    Some Questions On New Sale…

    Fall Special Workshop Sale… Starts today and ends next Sunday, October 10th, so don’t miss this one. Just one week! Everything on WMG Publishing Teachable half price. Just use the code: FALLSPECIAL I wanted to answer a few questions that I got. First off, the brand new HOW TO MAKE A LIVING WITH NOVELS is for any level of writer. If you are selling and writing novels regularly, this will help you put the pieces together. If you are just hoping to write novels in the future, this will detail out what you need to do. So for all levels and a full six weeks of information. Second, yes both…