Plotting With Depth Classic Workshop

How to use depth all the way through your novel to help readers stay in your book.

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 how much depth to use where in a novel. When is depth needed to be rich and thick and when can you lighten up.

Chapter by chapter, scene by scene, depth is needed through an entire novel. This workshop is designed to help you understand how to do that to keep your readers in your book from the first word to the last.

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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