Kickstarter Best Practices for Fiction Writers

All the Ins and Outs of a Fiction Kickstarter

Kickstarter Best Practices for Fiction

Loren L. Coleman and Dean Wesley Smith, both professional fiction writers and active users of Kickstarter, decided to create a place where writers can go for free to learn about how to build and run a successful Kickstarter Fiction Campaign.

The overreaching goal here is to have fiction writers do enough successful campaigns in the fiction category of Kickstarter to raise the awareness of both readers and Kickstarter itself. And that will help us all.

Loren wrote a long document on the best practices for a fiction campaign on Kickstarter and Dean will talk about each section in videos, trying to help fiction writers create successful and profitable campaigns.

This place will also be used as a gathering place for information and promotion of new fiction Kickstarter campaigns.

And a place to ask questions.

Both Dean and Loren have done many successful Kickstarter campaigns and learned from their mistakes along the way. And others who have done Kickstarter fiction campaigns will be here to add in their learning as well.

This is free.

Join us for the fun and the learning and who knows, maybe you'll make some nice money and get more readers on your fiction books from a successful Kickstarter fiction campaign.

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 the Kickstarter Best Practices Class
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  CAMPAIGNS BY MEMBERS. Check this Regularly to Help Out Those Enrolled Here
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  Links to Fiction Kickstarters...CHECK THIS REGULARLY
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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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