It feels like winter will never end this year.
First, there was the foot or so of snow that dumped on Lincoln County, Oregon, on Feb. 23, the biggest snowstorm to hit the area in decades. (It wasn’t the record, though; that was 34 years ago, on Feb 2, 1989, when the county received 15 inches of snow over 24 hours.)
Since then, we’ve had almost weekly winter storm warnings. Including last weekend.
I love snow, but it’s weird here. And we’re not built for it. Rain, yeah. We can handle inches of that in a day. But a little snow…no way.
And the trees and flowers are so confused, we are having the worst allergy season in years. I swear, they’ve all decided these are the end times, so better throw everything you’ve got out there in the hopes that something survives.
Let’s just say I’m really ready for spring.
And since I can’t get energized by spring weather yet, I’m getting energized instead by the desire to learn new things. If you feel the same, we’ve got tons of great new learning opportunities in store for April.
For starters, our master of workshops, Dean Wesley Smith, has announced the list of April regular workshops, which begin on Tuesday, April 4. Signups are available now.
Here is the list:
Class #32… April 4th … Heinlein’s Rules
Class #34… April 4th … Writing into the Dark
Class #35… April 4th … Teams in Fiction
Class #36…April 5th … Depth in Writing
Class #37…April 5th … Applied Depth
Class #39…April 5th …Advanced Depth
Class #40… April 5th …Killing Critical Voice
Heinlein’s Rules is this month’s RESURRECTED CLASSIC WORKSHOP. It will only be available as a regular workshop for this one month, don’t miss your chance to take it if you missed it. After April, it will return to Classic Workshop status.
And even better, you still have a tiny bit of time left to get all of these, and anything else on Teachable, for half off as part of that limited-time sale I mentioned last week.
Just hit purchase on anything on WMG Teachable and then on the next page put SURPRISE in the code field and hit apply to get it half off.
Here are some great things to think about during this half-price sale to get the best value:
Full Year of Collections Workshops… Every year has six collection classes and they will repeat going into the future. So lots of time to take them. We are in the third year of them now.
Full Year of Bite-Sized Copyright… This is four videos every Monday morning without assignments, just lots of information about copyright, how to look at it, how to use it. First quarter is done, but three more quarters to go. Get the full year and it would be easy to catch up.
Full Year of the Decade Ahead… This is four videos every Monday morning without assignments, just lots of information about how to think about and plan for the decade ahead. First quarter is done, but three more quarters to go. Get the full year and it would be easy to catch up.
Any of the Lifetime Subscriptions… At half price, all are great values.
Virtually Attend the 2023 Licensing Expo with Dean… This is a virtual way to accompany Dean through the whole Licensing Expo process. Every week starting the first week of April, Dean will be posting videos on Teachable, from signing up and getting ready, to attending the Expo June 13-15, to debriefing afterward. Each day of the conference, Dean will take a ton of photos and videos to load up on Teachable about what he saw, ideas for licensing, people he talked to, and so much more. If you want to know why the Licensing Expo is worth attending for every indie publisher of all levels, this is the workshop for you.
But the sale ends Wednesday, April 5, so you’d better hurry.
There’s no time to learn like the present!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.