Amazing Numbers of Things Ended and Started…
First off, today was the last morning for the In-Person Romance/Spies class, and last night I put up the last videos for the Study Along part of that class.
Really a fun one in my opinion and Kris and the gang here seemed to enjoy it as well. I had a quick dinner with them last night which was fun.
And then today Kris gave me the assignment for the Add-On novella Romance/Spies Class. You had to take the In-Person or Study Along to take this one. Not a lot of videos, but Kris gave the assignment and she will read every novella that is turned in.
(I am still reading some of the short stories turned into the Study Along. Give me a few days. Having only one eye really slows me down these days.)
Also this evening the Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Subscription Drive 2022 Kickstarter ended. It did really well for the time of the year and with the Great Pandemic Exodus going on. We are all pleased. We should be getting surveys out by early next week, so watch your spam filters. And next week I will be contacting people for the workshops.
Kris and I both noticed in the reading of the stories for the Romance/Spies class is that a lot of great writers sometimes just flat got busy with the plot and forgot depth. The stories were supposed to be both romance and spy stories, so walking and chewing gum at the same time sort of got writers to forget basics like depth. So Kris and I got talking about that and came up with a brand new six-week workshop to start in September that we think might make a dent in that problem.
We are calling it Applied Depth. Techniques on how to get depth in your stories while doing something else. Historical, fantasy, mystery, and even more difficult science fiction. And more than one genre stories.
You will have had to have taken Depth to take Applied Depth class. Should be really, really fun. And great learning. Again, will start in September.
August workshops will be up tomorrow. September workshops a week or so after that.
Also the Advanced Writing into the Dark class will post in a day or so as well.