Classic Speed Workshop
Everything you need to know about how to improve your fiction writing speed while writing clean.
Yes, we are going there. We are going into your work habits to help you get past everything that is slowing down your writing pace. Your creation pace. Help you write clean, first drafts at a decent pace.
And yes, we can help you.
Kris and I constantly hear writers talk about how they can't write a thousand or more words per hour of fiction. We understand that. We couldn't either when we started off. But eventually, most long-term writers work through the problems slowing them down and get to around 750 to 1,250 words per hour depending on what part of the novel or story they are writing.
This workshop is designed to help you jump over years and years of slowly working your way up to a decent speed.
In this modern world, producing more quality product is critical to making decent money. We have Productivity Classic workshop on the schedule that helps with all the work habits, helps you get to the computer. But in that workshop we skipped this part of the equation. That workshop helps you get out of your own way and sit down at your writing computer.
This workshop will help you produce a decent number of quality words per hour once you get to the computer.
Some quick math: Say you are averaging about 500 words per hour. And you can manage to get 10 hours of writing per week for 50 weeks of the year. Simple math. You are doing 5,000 words per week and about 250,000 words per year. Decent output. About three-and-a-half novels a year at 70,000 word novels.
But imagine if in six weeks you might be able to comfortably have that pace at 700 words per hour. Comfortably and maybe cleaner. Now you would be doing about 7,000 words per week in your 10 hours and 350,000 words per year. About five novels per year at 70,000 words per novel.
Just figuring out how to increase your hourly output by 200 words average.
There are a vast number of techniques and craft tricks this workshop will cover to help you add to that hourly speed. So if you have trouble getting to the computer, take the Productivity Classic workshop. If you want to produce more words while at the computer, this workshop is for you.
And we can help you increase if your pace is 200 words per hour, 500 words per hour, 700 words per hour, or 1,000 words per hour. Yes, even at that upper pace, we can help you learn ways to be more efficient and write cleaner copy.
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 www.deanwesleysmith.com
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #1... The myth of speed. (6:07)
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #2... Productivity vs. Speed. (6:15)
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #3... Dedicated writing computer and chair. (5:47)
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #4... Injury (6:12)
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #5... A major myth about speed. (6:04)
StartSpeed Week #1, Session #6... Tracking speed. (4:20)
StartSpeed Assignment #1 (3:20)
StartSpeed Assignment #1 Response (4:06)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #1... Three Levels of Speed. (7:52)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #2... Myth of the Week: Writing Sloppy and Rewriting (6:20)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #3... More on rewriting. (5:29)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #4... Fear of the Week: Perfect (6:31)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #5... Starting the math. Average. (7:10)
StartSpeed Week #2, Session #6... More math. (4:38)
StartSpeed Assignment #2 (1:46)