Challenge,  workshops

Tip of the Week Has Ended

Tonight I Posted the Last Five Weeks…

And I opened up all the tips from January 1st, 2018 all the way through to those who are signed up right now. And killed the $10 per month charging fee.

After two years of weekly tips, I am done in that format. I will be announcing something new and different for 2020 later this month which will have tips as well as much, much more.

So anyone who is has been taking Tip of the Week now and was signed up now has access to all 104 writing tips.

However, I had two people ask me if they could get all 104 tips even though they had not been signed up. So we figured out a way to make it live for anyone for the price of a regular workshop.

So it is available under Tip of the Week on Teachable now.

And if along the way over the last two years you subscribed for one quarter or less, use the code Tip104Week1Q to get $30 off the $300 price.

If you took the Tip of the Week for a half year or more, use the code Tip104Week2Q to get $60 off the full $300 price.

I have also put the entire thing into the Lifetime Lecture subscription.

This Tip of the Week lasting two years is another example of the power of streaks.

104 writing tips. Some weeks I was excited about doing it, other weeks I was slightly late, other weeks it was like pulling teeth to get me to do one. You know, typical streak.

But I am very proud of those 104 tips. Two years is a long, long time to do that.

As I said at one point about the Tip of the Week… “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

So if interested in 104 writing tips, check it out. That’s a lot of video. Well over 10 hours worth.

(And yes, if you have a $300 workshop credit from a challenge or Kickstarter, you can use it for this.)



  • Mark Kuhn

    Hey Dean, I just watched Kris’s lecture at 20books. When she spoke about Shakespeare and posed the question, why didn’t Romeo and Juliet just move out of town, I felt a nerve get hit.
    Because that’s me. That’s exactly how my own critical voice traps me many times, always coming up with situations like that. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cycled back because of this, opening scenes especially.
    Figured I’d post this here and see if any other writers wrestle with this.

    • Harvey Stanbrough

      Mark, I suspect all writers wrestle with critical mind. I know I do. But most of the time now I just tell it to shut up. (grin) For me, a big key in learning to write into the dark was the realization that it’s the characters’ story. They, not I, are living it. They let me run through the story with them, and I just record what they give me. I would never dream of telling my neighbors or friends or children how to live their lives. For me, it’s the same with my characters.

  • E. R. Paskey

    Wow. Hard to believe it’s been two years already! I must say I throughly enjoyed getting a new tip every week.

    Thanks for opening them up so we can start from the top. I was just thinking this past week that I’d like to run though them all again.

    Looking forward to whatever you’re cooking up next!

    • dwsmith

      Kris and I worked for a while today while driving on the new project, which has a focus on my writing. Could be interesting, to say the least, considering everything.

  • Britt Malka

    Thank you for all the tips, Dean, and for generously opening up for the first ones. I really love that I have access to them all. I’ve learned a lot from the ones I’ve seen.