Classic Writing Time Travel

All the Ins and Outs of Time Travel and How to Write It No Matter the Genre


I flat love writing time travel short stories and novels. In fact, my very first published novel in 1988 was a time travel novel and it got nominated for a ton of awards at the time.

Finally, I'm going to bring my love of time travel to an online workshop. This workshop will not only give you really clear knowledge of all the different forms of time travel and different mechanisms, from hard tech to rubbing a stone or stepping into a closet.

I will also talk a lot about how time travel can work in many different genres. And Kris will help a lot, since she uses time travel in completely different ways. In fact, her brand new Diving Universe novel has a form of time travel in it.

The five assignments in this workshop will go straight to the heart of the different time travel elements, from fantasy portal time travel to romance time travel to mechanical time travel to even time deletion forms of time travel.

Writing time travel seems vast in nature, but in six weeks you will feel far more confident about the stories and books you write using time travel as a plot element.

Online, we can be more focused on the craft, the techniques, and the varied ways that forms of time travel can be used. And the problems of using it. This workshop will improve your writing in a lot more ways than just writing time travel stories.

Depth Workshop is required to take this course because if you can't do basic depth, you can't pull a reader along with you through time.

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 Classic Workshops
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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 get in contact with 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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