The Indie Game.
(Rollplay your way through ten years of decisions as an Indie Writer.)
We call this workshop “The Indie Game” because back in 2002, we used to run writers through what we called “The Game” to learn how to make decisions to reach their goals of being full-time writers in traditional publishing.
Then the world of publishing changed and everything we taught in that old game was pretty worthless. So we have waited until this new world stabilized and now we feel we can bring The Game back for indie writers.
Basically, for a weekend workshop, you will make decisions with your writing and business and learn the consequences of those decisions.
In essence, we are giving you a chance to live out the next eight years as an indie writer to see what will happen for you. And what your good decisions were and where your bad decisions got out of hand.
Think of your writing career as an adventure and you get to pick your future in a trial run over a weekend.
And here’s something fun. We’ve put this workshop on Teachable.com so you can play The Indie Game again and again over time as your decisions change.
Starts at 12:01 a.m. US Pacific Coast Time on Thursday April 12th. If you are signed up, make sure you log in and look at the videos early on Thursday, April 12th. Six or seven videos will appear each morning. An assignment will be due that evening if you want to do it. Workshop goes four days, ends on Sunday without an assignment. There will be about thirty teaching videos total when all finished.
With over seventeen 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 on the Oregon Coast with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at www.deanwesleysmith.com