6... Writing Science Fiction Dying Planet Stories

How to Write Science Fiction Dying Planet Stories


This brand new series of writing classes is focused on details in certain areas of a genre. The three genres to start are Mystery, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Space Opera. Each will have eight classes.

Each class will be 9 or 10 videos on the topic of the class, plus a story prompt to write a story for an original anthology and submit it to Dean Wesley Smith, the editor.

If you follow the instructions in the guidelines and Dean likes the story, he will make you an offer to be in the anthology for that genre. WMG pays 6 cents per word.

Only one story per class per writer. But if you take all eight classes in the genre, you will get the chance to write eight different stories to get into the anthology. There are no deadlines for the stories. Dean will read them as they come in and when there are enough to fill an anthology, WMG will publish it and Dean will continue reading for a second anthology.

There will be bundles to buy all eight of any genre for a discount. And also a bundle to buy all 24 classes in the three genres.



This class is the sixth class of the eight science fiction classes. You do not have to take them in any order. This class will be available before October 1st.

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

  General Introduction to the Down in the Details Writing Classes
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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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