Future Series #1: Refresh and Renew
The First in a Four-Part Workshop Series About How to Think About the Future
You have been creating all the stories and novels. Getting them out to readers, promoting them, then moving on to the next story. Great!
Now what? What do you do with that story from last year or that novel from three years ago that is just out there?
Most long-term writers make most of their money off of their inventory. But the question is how and when to focus on that aspect. And how to even think about it.
This workshop is a workshop to help you train that thinking.
For example, do you know the answers to the following questions?
— When do you relaunch a novel or series. And how?
— How do you even think about an older book?
— What should you fix, what not to touch, and why?
— How often?
And that is only a very few of the questions that need to be worked through by each of us as we move into a future where our books never go out of print. But our job is to keep them from getting stale and to continue to help them sell for decades.
This is the first workshop of a four workshop series taught by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You must have this workshop before you can move onto the second because these four workshops build on each other. And even with four six-week workshops, we will only cover a small amount of this vast topic.
But we hope by the end of the workshops you will understand how to think about the future of your writing.
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
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #1, Session #1... Why? (6:42)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #1, Session #2... Long haul (6:28)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #1, Session #3... Pacing (7:54)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #1, Session #4... Quick and Easy (7:01)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #1, Session #5... 20% Rule (8:04)
StartFuture Series Renew, Assignment #1 (1:18)
StartFuture Series Response Assign #1 (1:58)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #2, Session #1... Control of Inventory (6:30)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #2, Session #2... What is needed? (7:08)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #2, Session #3... System that will last (8:24)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #2, Session #4... Sales (7:14)
StartFuture Series Renew, Week #2, Session #5... Renew? (10:07)
StartFuture Series Renew, Assignment #2 (8:36)