MAY INSIDER’S GUIDE Workshops
Sunday the two May Insider’s Guide workshops will be starting. The first live webinars for each will be one week from Sunday and they run for four weeks, with recorded videos and assignments every week and a webinar at the end of every week.
The webinars are basically me talking for an hour with you folks asking questions that I answer. It is live, but I am the only one on video. Everyone else is asking questions through a chat function.
These two are going to be great fun. And I am still laughing about the first assignment Kris came up with for the Writing Detective Fiction workshop.
— Insider’s Guide to Writing Serial Fiction (2,000 word parts of a novel) (Starts May 6th)
— Insider’s Guide to Writing Detective Fiction. (Starts May 6th)
$300 each, limited to ten writers plus lifetime subscribers. One time workshops. They will not be regular. Sorry.
(Lifetime Subscribers have access to them of course as well as all new courses going forward. And all workshops as well.)
GO TO TEACHABLE TO SIGN UP.
MAY REGULAR WORKSHOPS
These started on Tuesday and Wednesday, but still lots of time to jump in. First assignments are due for some on Sunday and others on Monday.
Sign up directly through Teachable or if you have a credit, write me directly to sign up. These workshops have just started. Still Time To Jump In!
Class #49… May 1st … Depth #3: Research
Class #50… May 1st … Author Voice
Class #51… May 1st … Dialog
Class #52… May 1st … Writing into the Dark
Class #53… May 1st … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #54… May 1st … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #55… May 2nd … Depth in Writing
Class #56… May 2nd … Business
Class #57… May 2nd … (open)
Class #58… May 2nd … (open)
Class #59… May 2nd … Novel Structure
Class #60… May 2nd … Writing Fantasy
John D. Payne
Dean, I’ve got a friend who loves murder mysteries and is looking for a new author to read. What’s a good intro book for your mystery writing?
Best to start with Kill Game, the first one, and go from there.
You can see the entire series and reading order at https://www.wmgpublishinginc.com/cold-poker-gang/
I’m reading Grumbles from the Grave by Heinlein again. I read it when the book first came out in 1989, and barely remember it. The letters are deeply disturbing reading them now. I just turned 62.
I need to read through all of his books again. Using the wiki page I saw that I have not read some of them for decades, and it turns out I have never read some of them at all.
I realized that I have had his last two books — since they came out — and never read them. The Cat Who Walked Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset.
I also discovered that I never read, Beyond This Horizon, Farmer in The Sky, or Double Star. That’s five Heinlein books I have never read. How is that possible, when I have had them for decades. Especially since I read most of the books many times.
Reading Grumbles made me pull all the books out because I suddenly see what he was trying to do. All of this ties into my latest WIP, and it’s shocking that I missed that. Star Trek(TOS) up to Star Trek 5(movie) also snaps into place. Yikes!
The shock was such that I had to tell someone, so no need for comment. HA!