February Writing into the Dark

How to write clean, one-draft novels and stories without an outline or even an idea.

Learn how to write clean, first-draft novels and stories without ever outlining or rewriting.

Yes, it can be done and most long-time professional writers do just that.

Learn how to bring the fun of storytelling back to your writing and become more prolific along the way.

This class will be full of techniques, myth-busting, and exercises to help you learn to write clean, first-draft novels that never need to be rewritten.

If you automatically thought that can’t be done, you really need this workshop.

If you are trapped in the myth of rewriting things until they are mush, you really need this workshop.

If writing is no longer fun, you really, really need this workshop.

Everyone teaches the myths of outlining and rewriting. This class shows there is another way. A better and more fun way.

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 www.deanwesleysmith.com

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Workshops
Available in days
days after you enroll

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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