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Workshops Start Tomorrow

Hope the holiday weekend is good for those of you here in the States.

Workshops Start Tomorrow


And there is still room in all of them including the new Speed workshop.

It’s a really good list of workshops. The new mystery workshop, the new expectations workshop, the new speed workshop. Dialog, cliffhangers, pacing, depth, and author voice, plus how to write thrillers.


Click the workshop tab above for description and sign-up or go to

Questions about any of the workshops, feel free to write me.

Class #21… Sept 6th … Author Voice
Class #22… Sept 6th … How to Write Thrillers
Class #23… Sept 6th … Speed
Class #24… Sept 6th … Writing Mysteries
Class #25… Sept 6th … Character Development
Class #26… Sept 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #27… Sept 7th … Advanced Character and Dialog
Class #28… Sept 7th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Sept 7th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #30… Sept 7th …Expectations (Writing on the Rails)

Totals For Year 4, Month 2, Day 4

Writing in Public blog streak… Day 1,081

Over 10,000 steps streak… Day 66

Running Miles This Month… 1 miles

— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words  

— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words 

— Blog Posts: 100 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 1,600 words

— E-mail: 8 e-mails. Approx. 300 original words.  E-mails month-to date: 41 e-mails. Approx. 1,400 words

— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 0 Covers


— Year of Short Fiction Goal: 120 stories (July 1st to June 30th). Stories finished to date: 8 stories.

— Yearly Novel Goal: 12 Novels. Novels finished to date: 2 novels.


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  • Mark Kuhn

    Dean and Kristine, congrats on hitting that $10,000!!

    Dean, many times you’ve said that a writer is the worst judge of his own work. Usually because we swear what we’ve written flat-out sucks.
    What happens when it’s the other way ’round? What if you’re buzzing along and your cycles move you to say, “This is pretty good!”

    That’s what’s happening to me in the story I’m writing now.

    • dwsmith

      Mark, just have fun with it and do the exact same thing you do when you think it sucks. Get it out. And don’t let that critical voice bring in doubts. (grin) Sneaky having you feel like things are good, so it makes you worry. (grin)