Classic Making a Living with Novels

Making a Living with Novels


Wow, there is so much to this topic, from series to stand-alone novels. From large books to 40,000 word novels.

From preparation to consistency to the craziness of editing.

From getting help to how to understand cash streams and income.

What to promote, when to promote, when to just move on.

A lot of this class is also perspective and awareness.

This is a full six-week regular workshop with assignments, and it will take all six weeks to even begin to get the information covered.

Kris and I know every writer is different, has different goals, and we will take much of that into account. But the base idea here is how to make a living by writing novels in 2022 and beyond.

We will show you plainly and clearly, with advice and math, how to do it. If you decide to do it, that's up to you, but at least from this workshop you will have the knowledge and understanding on how to do it.

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 Making a Living with Novels 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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