In Person Workshops

All in person classes require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Taught by either Dean Wesley Smith or Kristine Kathryn Rusch or both, the craft workshops are intense five-day writing workshops on topics such as Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, and Romance and more.

There will be a reading list ahead of each one and you will write a story ahead of each craft workshop. These are intense. You are in class two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon and then will have assignments and stories to write every day.

Very limited to 15 writers maximum. Don’t delay signing up for these if interested.

Study Along Workshops will allow writers to follow part of the intense craft workshops being held in Las Vegas, only online. Click Here or read below for more information.

Schedules and Costs

July 18 – July 21 2022
Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Limited to 15 writers only!
Price $750

September 19 – September 22 2022
Taught by Dean Wesley Smith.
Limited to 15 writers only!
Price $750

January 9 – January 12 2023
Taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Limited to 15 writers only!
Price $750

November 14 – November 17 2022
Taught by Dean Wesley Smith.
Limited to 15 writers only!
Price $750

Study Along Online

If you can’t make the in-person class here in Vegas, we do a Study Along Class online. Same dates, same reading list, same story assignments. While the in-person classes are limited, the study-alongs are not. But they do take time over the four days of the workshop because of watching the videos and writing stories. Their cost is #300.

And if you have taken either the in-person class or the Study Along class for a workshop, we have added an online novella class. Two weeks on the end with videos about writing novellas on the topic and after two weeks you turn in a novella and we read it. The cost for the novella class is $150.

Both of those you can sign up on Teachable.

Also, the Study Along classes have a Lifetime Subscription where you can get them all, plus all the older ones we have done over the last number of years. (The novella classes are not included in the Lifetime.) Lifetime Subscription to the Study Along classes is an amazing deal.

So here are the details.

Each class will have a reading list that we will send out two or more months ahead of the class to both In-Person folks and also Study-Along folks.

The first story-writing assignment will be sent out to both groups two weeks before the workshop starts.

In-Person workshops are $750 for the class. You must pay for your own travel and room. Sunday Night through Wednesday Nights are the cheapest rates in Vegas, one of the reasons we set the workshops from Monday-Thursday. We will have some deals for you with the Golden Nugget.

Study Along workshop on Teachable cost $300 and the class takes place over the exact same dates. Story assignments are due at similar times. The other assignments and exercises that the In-Person class does are not given to the Study Along.

The Novella costs $150 on Teachable and the class starts the same day as the other two end with a bunch more videos about writing novellas or short novels to the topic and you have two weeks to write the novella or short novel.


We can put your name on a list for the workshop, no problem, just as we have always done. But payment guarantees you the spot. If you are signed up, but about to lose your spot to the workshop being full of paid writers, Dean will warn you ahead of time. All fees must be paid no later than one month ahead of the workshop.

To sign up and pay:
Write to Dean at for information on how to sign up.