My new Free 3-Day Fiction-Writing Workshop just went live

This free workshop focuses on three things:

  • Helping you build ideas — LOTS of them — that are right for your stories (instead of waiting around for ideas to come to you)
  • Helping you create the right characters for your stories (instead of using random walk-ons who then drag your story in directions you didn’t want to go)
  • Helping you build story settings that actually contribute conflict and plot elements to your story (instead of disappearing off the page entirely, or eating your writing time with massive overbuilding).

It’s designed so you can work at your own pace. It includes a forum for discussion, questions, and help.


The workshop failed its beta test by being too tough for its intended audience. This link now goes to my free three-week short-fiction class.

Want to learn to write GOOD short stories? Free three-week class.


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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

1 comment… add one
  • Mike Apr 8, 2017 @ 8:39


    I was just in time for the workshop but could not join. I read your intro information and clicked on “Let Me Sign Up” and the error window reads, “404 Not Found. “The requested URL (/howtothinksideways/htts workshop/) was not found on this server”. What should I do? Thanks for providing such a nice opportunity!

    Kindest Regards,

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