Genre Structure Classic Workshop

The basics of writing genre of all types.

Taught by one of the most prolific writers working in modern fiction, Dean Wesley Smith (with the help of Kristine Kathryn Rusch). Over the years they have written upwards of two hundred novels each, plus hundreds and hundreds of short stories and nonfiction books and articles.

And they have written and published novels in just about every genre. Each genre has a unique structure. This workshop helps you understand the difference between a mystery novel structure and a romance novel structure and everything between.

This workshop will also help you understand how and where to market your work. Until you know what you have written, you won't know how to sell it.

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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