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Workshop Sale and Interview

Last Few Days of the Workshop Sale

Every WMG Publishing Workshop, Lecture, Pop-Up, Class, or Subscription on Teachable is HALF PRICE!


That’s right, on anything available on Teachable right now, (hit all courses to see everything) just use the code below and get it half price.

And yes, it includes the brand new Collection Classes. They are two month long and special and not included in any subscription, but you can get all six of them for 2021. You end up with a collection published doing those.

So, stock up on workshops and lectures to get you through the coming months, make 2021 start off better.

Or even grab one of the Lifetime Workshop Subscriptions for half price.

The coupon code to get anything on WMG’s Teachable at half price for the next few days is:


And feel free to pass this code around to any writer. We are all still stuck with this virus, so we might as well all keep learning.

Around the country, schools are fighting to reopen. That’s why we are calling this sale, “Back to School, AGAIN.”

But remember, this offer ends sharply at 5 pm West Coast Time on Thursday, March 4th.


To see a curriculum of all the workshops and lectures and orders to take them in, go to Workshop Curriculum.


Yes, you can buy more than one, but you just have to do it one at a time because Teachable has no shopping cart. And you can use Paypal or any credit card.

And for those in Europe or in a few states, taxes are added automatically by Teachable.

Also we have an offering where you can buy three workshops or lectures or pop-ups at a time and take them at any time if you like.

One side note: You can give yourself or a friend the gift of learning and stay sane as we keep slogging through these tough times. There is no time limit on when you have to do a workshop either, so you can give them as gifts to other writers hurting more than you are.

So, in summary, just go to WMG Workshops on Teachable, find workshops or Pop-Ups or Classes or Lectures or subscriptions you are interested in, hit purchase, then on the next page put in the coupon code AGAIN and you will get it for half price.

And please stay home as much as possible, stay safe, wear a mask when out, and keep learning and writing.


Now, on a very different topic now…


It is short, just ten written questions. Might tell you something about me you didn’t know before because these questions were focused on personal stuff, not so much writing.

In fact they called it short life lessons…

Short Life Lessons From Dean Smith



  • Melony Gallant

    Loved your answers in the interview Dean. You truly are an inspiration for young and upcoming writers. And you’re absolutely right about having fun. If you’re not having fun you’re doing something wrong. Great words to live by.

  • Sean Monaghan

    Cool interview, thanks – it feels like every answer there is from a WMG course I’ve done with you, and it’s taken that whole course to understand the concept on that deeper level.

    Intrigued how the previous interviewee answered that “bad recommendations” question with something like “Nothing really – generally the community around my work is pretty open and helpful”. How I wish there was more like that in writing.