Creative Survival 1st Quarter 2024

Every Monday Four Videos On Ways to Help Your Writing Career.

Every Monday Dean and Kris will post four videos on helping you keep going with your writing, your writing business, your career. Positive, learning videos to help you start your week.

Overall Topics include but are not limited to during the full year...

-- Publishing

-- Writing

-- Craft of writing

-- Learning

-- Time Management

-- Critical Voice Management

-- Covers

-- Speed

-- Licensing

-- Out of Comfort Zone

-- Challenges and Streaks

-- Yearly and quarterly goals

-- Resetting

-- Stores and Kickstarters and other sales.

And so much more. Each video will be at least five minutes long and will talk in all the topics above and so much more.

In other words, every Monday you start your week off with four videos about the publishing industry and writing in general from two of the top working writers in the business who have both been full-time writers for over 40 years.

Just as with the Motivational Monday videos each week, these will always be positive.

There are no assignments to do and this covers the first quarter of the year.

And the videos will always be there to go back to if something comes up.

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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