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This Has A $50 Lecture in It…

In this spring’s writer’s bundle on Story Bundle, we put in a $50 lecture if you get the bundle. 13 writing books and one lecture for $15.00. Tough to beat.

The Write Stuff 2019 bundle doesn’t have many days left before it goes away.

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Here the books included, plus once again the blog Kris wrote for the writing bundle.

The 2019 Write Stuff Bundle – Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

This spring’s writing bundle has three themes: Finding Time to Write (no matter what your life’s circumstances are), Growing As An Artist, and Practical Business Advice.

First, finding time:

Well, we actually have a lecture from the WMG Publishing Lecture Series (and narrated by popular author Dean Wesley Smith) on how to make time for writing. Dean’s a master at that. He can make more out of five minutes than any writer I know.

We live together (um, we’re married), and I watch him work. I marveled at it, because I suffer from a series of chronic illnesses that make it hard for me to physically get to the keyboard. I’ve learned incredible coping mechanisms, and I share them in my brand-new book, Writing With Chronic Illness.

Kevin J. Anderson, one of the most prolific writers I know, has put together a boxed set of four of his Million Dollar Writing Books. In that boxed set (the bundle within a bundle, as I like to say), you’ll find a great book on productivity. (The other three books deal with professionalism, collaboration, and worldbuilding.)

There’s a lot of productivity and writing advice from Laura Anne Gilman in her Practical Meerkat’s 52 Bits of Useful Info…., as well as in Mindy Klasky’s The Rational Writer A-Z.

But sometimes we writers skate along, doing what we’ve done before. Sure, we’re fast, and sure, we know how to work, but what about being effective? Or trying something new?

Leah Cutter expanded her wonderful Business For Breakfast series to include this book, Growing As A Professional Artist. Expanding horizons is—or should be—what writing is all about, and Leah addresses that.

Most of the books I put in a writing StoryBundle are about writing fiction (or at least, come from writing fiction as in my Chronic Illness book). But Joanna Penn’s How To Write Non-Fiction is a case study in how-to write nonfiction and how to branch out into a different genre of writing.

More personal growth!

Once you’ve finished writing, however, you need to do something with what you’ve written. Figuring out what you want to do is part of Tonya Price’s Money-Making Business Models For Writers because, as Tonya shows you, there’s more than one way to run a writing business.

Part of running that business is marketing. And marketing as a publisher is different than the marketing a traditional publisher asks writers to do. So Blaze Ward decided to clarify what kind of marketing works best in Marketing For The Beginning Publisher. Combine that with Killing It On Kobo by the founder of Kobo Writing Life, Mark Leslie, and you have a heck of a short course in book marketing.

Clearly, I recommend buying all ten products in this StoryBundle. The lecture alone would cost you $50 if you bought it outside of the bundle. But you can get lecture and nine ebooks for $15. Or really, thirteen ebooks, because the Million Dollar Writing Series Boxed Set bundles four books together all by itself.

You’ll get a lot of good advice here and a lot of inspiration—enough to keep you writing through the summer and beyond.

In addition, we’re going to try to improve the quality of life for people we’ve never even met. If you feel so inclined, you can give a portion of your fee to our charity, AbleGamers. AbleGamers makes it possible for people with disabilities to participate in the world of online gaming, by providing everything from equipment personalized for each person’s needs to advice to the game developers on how to make their entertainment accessible. Online gaming isn’t just about relaxation and fun. It also provides support and a large community for players, and is especially important to people who are house- or bedbound. So, please, give a few dollars to AbleGamers as you pick up all of this knowledge for yourself.

This bundle excites me a great deal. You’ll find a lot of learning here, not just for writing and publishing, but also for enjoying life. I hope the bundle thrills you as much as it thrills me. Pick up yours now—and thanks! Kristine Kathryn Rusch


  • Raymund Eich

    Information I learned from lefebrve’s book on kobo helped me get two titles into different featured promotions at Kobo this month. That alone might pay for the bundle.

  • Helge Mahrt

    I got the bundle and started reading some of the books. It was surprising to me to see you/Kris promoting books on writing which kind of clash with what you teach yourself about writing and editing.
    It was especially interesting to get Kevin J Anderson’s point of view on this topic, as he is also a very prolific writer and has been in the business for decades. What’s your opinion of him doing at least 5-10 drafts? 🙂

    • dwsmith

      Helge, every writer in that bundle is an experienced professional. Every writer tends to come at things a little differently. Kevin comes at things very differently. He walks mountain trails while he writes. Not kidding. He dictates his novels, all extremely well outlined ahead of time, so he knows what needs to be done in a chapter while he climbs these mountain trails. Would I tell everyone to climb mountain trails while they write? Uh, nope. Then Kevin pays for someone to type in his dictating, so you can imagine how rough that is. So he has to go over it again. Then it is done except for copyediting. However, if he is working with another writer like Brian for the Dune books, they go back and forth a bunch of times, which can add up to a lot of times going over something.

      Works for him and he has been a close friend for over thirty years. In fact, we were together when we developed that outlining method he still uses. But people like Lee Childs, Steward Woods, Joe Lansdale and many others write one draft like I do, with cycling, and into the dark. So again, no right way. If you love the way you are doing it and it works for you, great.