General Introduction to Advanced Craft Class

Advanced Craft Classes in general...

The goal in nine weeks is learn about an area of the craft of fiction writing in depth.

There will be eight assignments, one each week for the first eight weeks that will help you learn.

Dean and Kris have put these classes together. They will not be easy, but they will be worthwhile for your writing.

You can get the ones that interest you or that you think you need help on, or you can buy the entire year for a discount and take them all.

For 2023, the classes are:








This workshop starts on Tuesday, May 2nd so every Tuesday the week's workshop videos will be up.

Each week will have around five or six or so videos, give or take depending on the topic that week. Watch them in order. That is critical.


The last video each week will explain the assignment and what I want. I will also write the assignment under that video. But all explanation for the assignment will be on the video.

--- You have 5 Days to get me the assignment.

--- Each assignment will need to be in a doc file with your name on it and attached to an e-mail or in the case of covers, a jpg file.

--- Each e-mailed assignment must have the following code in the SUBJECT line on the e-mail to me.

Pacing Assign #

For Example: On week three, the assignment you are sending me would have a subject line... Pacing Assign #3


This is critical because if you don't have that on the subject line, my spam filter will grab it and I may miss your assignment.

I will respond that I got your assignment every week to you so you don't have to worry.

I will give you a personal response about your assignment. It might be short, it might be long. It will depend on the assignment and how you did. Again, on the story assignments, I will not read them until after the last one is turned in and only for helping you with ordering your collection.

Sometimes on the following week, I will put up a video talking about the assignments to everyone, without using names. Just talking about trends and such. You will need to watch that video first each week before going on with new content.

Mail all assignments to [email protected]


Just as I will not publish your assignments in any way and keep them only between the two of us, I ask you to respect my copyright on these videos and these pages. I have no problem with your spouse/partner working with you on these classes. But not your writing group or your writing partner. This is for you and you only.

And please do not save these videos to your computer or download them or share them in any way. They will remain here on your dashboard into the future for review for as long as you like, but still you would be better off taking notes as you watch each video.

That's it!

So that's how it's going to work. Very simple and direct.

Any questions e-mail me directly with the subject line "workshops" only. If you are not signed up yet, you can sign up here or write me directly.

It's going to be fun and I hope you learn a great deal from the coming nine weeks and end up with a great collection of stories published.

And come back on Tuesday, May 2nd for the first week's lectures and assignment.



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