#2... Quick Solutions... Advanced Writing Into the Dark

Advanced Writing Into the Dark Suggestions and Techniques

#2... Quick Solutions Series... ADVANCED WRITING INTO THE DARK

The structure of this class is three parts (like weeks in a regular workshop). Each part has five or six videos, plus an assignment to do for yourself. YOU DO NOT TURN IN THE ASSIGNMENTS. But do them to help with the learning of the topic in that part.

So this class has 18 videos, give or take. There is a last assignment, plus a story prompt. If you write a story to the story prompt, you can send it to Dean following the instructions and he will read it.

These Quick Solution classes are very focused on the topic. Similar to a Pop-Up, only longer.

YOU DO THESE AT YOUR OWN PACE AND IN YOUR OWN TIME. These are divided into three parts just for sake of keeping things organized.


You must have taken the full six-week writing into the dark class before taking this one. It is offered every month. This class is alway available.

Techniques and suggestions to improve your ability to write clean, first draft fiction without an outline or knowing where you are going. This goes beyond the six weeks of writing into the dark.

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

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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