The Decade Ahead: Third Quarter 2023

Survive and Flourish with Your Writing and Publishing in the Three Hardest Months of the Year

On a weekly basis, every Monday morning, Kris and Dean will give you ideas, advice, suggestions, and predictions of how to go forward into the next decade with your writing and your business. And most importantly, how to build a solid foundation under your writing and business that will last a decade.

Every Monday morning for the full year.

Summary.... You have been creating all the stories and novels. Getting them out to readers, promoting them, then moving on to the next story. Great!

But how do you keep that going? How do you make sure you have a successful year, and at the same time plan for the new decade ahead.

In fact, how do you even plan in a realistic way that will help you long term.

In other words, how to keep going in 2023 and where would you like to be in 2032. This class will help you with that.

This class has three months of videos that will arrive to you every Monday morning. Every Monday the videos will be new and timely.

The videos will be writing hints (like the Tip of the Week used to be) and lots of publishing advice every Monday, plus lots of ways to keep up the motivation through each month and for the decade ahead. Much of it will be focused to the time of the year, since writing has patterns that affect us all.

But also, a lot will be focused on actions to take now that will help you over the years ahead. And how to think about the coming decade. Perspective, in other words.

Each class is one quarter of 2023. Same every-Monday structure in each quarterly class. You can purchase each class each quarter, or get them all in a bundle for a discount. (Basically four quarters for the price of three.)

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

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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 a 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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