Ideas to Story: Classic Workshop

How to take an idea and turn it into a story or novel.

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.

This workshop will cover all the aspects to help you take a simple idea or trigger and turn it into a story or novel.

If you are afraid of finding the next idea for a story, this workshop is for you. If you have trouble figuring out how an idea can be made into a story, this workshop is for you.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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