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Workshop Things To Note…

Especially with the Half-Price Sale Going On…

— There is a page that I did two months ago with the curriculum of workshops and lectures and pop-ups with suggested order and sorting to try to make sense of all the workshops we offer. I have not included the last two months of stuff yet, but will. You can find the link on the right side of this page in the sidebar.  Workshop Curriculum link…

— The special three-week workshops that are given with Kickstarter campaigns are not offered anywhere. They can only be gotten through the original Kickstarter. And right now we have a special workshop offered in our Holiday Spectacular Kickstarter campaign called HOW TO WRITE A HOLIDAY CRIME STORY. Again, not offered at half price or anywhere else but in the Holiday Spectacular campaign.

— Yes, the lifetime subscriptions are all available at half price. They are the best deals by far.

— You can also get three workshops or lectures or classic workshops or Pop-ups to use at any point. (I take your name off the sign-up page and keep track, so you can get more than one three groupings if you want. And use them any time in to the future.

— Yes, you can buy these for a gift, and I will tell you what to write on the card and the code for the workshop and how to get in for your friend or family member. No issue at all.

— Notice that over the last six months, we have established a few workshops we feel are so critical to helping writers, we offer them every month instead of every-other-month. Those critical workshops are DEPTH IN WRITING, COVERS 101, PUBLISHING 101, LICENSING 101, and KILLING THE CRITICAL VOICE. All the other regular workshops are offered every other month.

Any other questions, feel free to write me. Here is the basic information once again from yesterday’s blog.



WMG Publishing wants to help you all once again get through this time of Covid, so for the next ten days, until 5 pm on Tuesday, November 10th…

Every WMG Publishing Workshop, Lecture, Pop-Up, Class, or Subscription on Teachable will be 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.

Yes, that includes the new workshops COVERS 101 and MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR WRITING, plus the almost new PUBLISHING 101 and KILLING CRITICAL VOICE. Plus the new Pop-Ups and and any of the challenges.

So, stock up on workshops and lectures to get you through the winter.

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 7 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.

But remember, this offer ends sharply at 5 pm West Coast Time on Tuesday, November 10th.

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.

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.

AND SINCE THIS IS A HOLIDAY SALE… 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 a workshop or Pop-Up, or Lecture, or subscription you are interested in, hit purchase, then on the next page put in the coupon code HolidaySale and you will get it for half price.

And please stay home as much as possible, stay safe, and keep learning and writing.



  • Rob Cornell

    Dean, I noticed in the foundation courses in your curriculum that novel structure is listed dead last. I know a number of writers who consider structure a lot more important and would probably move that pretty close to the top of the list. Wondering what your thoughts are on this. Is novel structure really one of the last things a writer needs to worry about learning?

    • dwsmith

      Yes, dead last and not even sure why we did that workshop to be honest. You already know structure and thinking about it is just critical voice based. Your creative voice knows more about the structure of books than your critical voice. And actually, Teams will teach you more about basic novel structure and the skeleton to hang novels on than any class we do.

      Actually, I’ve been meaning to kill Novel Structure class, more than likely will do so at the start of the year.