Classic Heinlein's Rules

Deep Dive Into Heinlein's Five Rules of Business


Heinlein's Rules of business are so simple, yet so, so difficult for most writers to deal with. And there are reasons for all five.

The class digs into each rule, the reasons for the rule, and the results of following the rule. Both Dean and Kris follow these rules, but at times even they have problems.

This class will tell you where the problems come in, how to solve them, and how to stay on the rules.

As Heinlein said in 1947, these rules are almost impossible to follow, which is why there are so many aspirants and so few professional writers.

If you have a desire to be a professional fiction writer, this class is critical to understand.

Your Instructor

Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to the Heinlein's Rules Workshop.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
For lectures and classic workshops, the course starts now and stays on your dashboard for as long as you like! They are completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. For the monthly regular workshops, each has a start date and each week's lectures will appear on the same day. After the course is finished it will remain on your dashboard for as long as you like.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How do I contact someone about the course?
If you have any questions at all about anything in a course, simply email Dean with the word "workshop" in the subject line. His email is [email protected]

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