Fiction Writing Myths... Lecture Series #2: Roadblocks

The Second Five Lectures on the Myths of Fiction Writing

Fiction Writing Myths Lecture Series... Roadblocks

The second five lectures on the myths of fiction writing. There will be twenty lectures total, twenty different myths in four different lecture bundles.

This second bundle of five lectures we are calling Roadblocks. There will be three other bundles of five lectures each, totally twenty different lectures of nine or so videos each lecture.

Each lecture will have nine questions we ask about each myth. The nine questions for each myth are:

-- What is the origin of the myth?

-- How damaging is the myth?

-- What is the myth's relevance to 2019/2020?

-- Impact of the myth on selling to magazines and small presses?

-- Why do we chose to believe the myth?

-- What is the truth about the myth?

-- How do you get past the myth?

-- What is the future of the myth?

-- What are the fears and the impacts of change with the myth?

Each of those questions is a video.

Lectures in this Roadblock bundle are:

6... Book as Event

7... The Myth of Research

8... The Myth of Talent

9... The Myth of Productivity

10... The Myth of Ruining Your Career

Lectures available in the previous Creations bundle are:

1... Writing Fast Equals Writing Poorly

2... The Myth of Rewriting

3... The Myth of Writing to Market

4... The Myth That There is Only One Way

5... The Myth That Writing Should Be Hard

Lectures in the coming Excuses bundle are:

11... Can't Make Money From Writing

12... Must Sell Quickly... The Big Hurry

13... Results Addiction

14... Indie is Easy and Low Quality

15... Books as Produce

Lectures in the coming Fear bundle are:

16... Everyone Cares Myth

17... Writers Compete

18... Rejections/reviews/workshops

19... Agents Sell Books Overseas or Hollywood

20... Pen Names

You want to move forward with your writing, enjoy it more, you need to get past the myths you may not even realize you are holding onto. So for the first time Kris and I have put the top twenty fiction writing myths into twenty lectures.

They can only be bought in bundles of five because each groups' lectures build. Each lecture would normally be a $50 lecture, but we are pricing these bundles at $200 to give one lecture for free in each bundle.

We hope to put out a new five-lecture bundle every week for the next three weeks. So stay tuned.

And everyone who is a Lifetime Lecture Subscriber will get these automatically. So if you want all twenty lectures and all the other lectures, your best bet is to grab the lifetime lecture subscription

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 Myth Lecture Bundle
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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.
Who would I contact about the 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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