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An Original Holiday Short Story Every Day for 35 Days.
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    Thank You For Your Support

    Thank you for your support of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019. We really appreciate it.

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    A New Kristine Grayson Novel

    You will get an electronic copy of the brand new Kristine Grayson holiday novel TIDINGS OF COMFORT AND JOY in her Santa Series.

    (This novel will also be sent out with every reward of $5 or greater in this campaign.)

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    All Three Holiday Books

    All Three Holiday Books in electronic format sent to you in October 2020.

    You will get all three books edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch:

    - Winter Holidays
    - Bloody Christmas
    - Joyous Christmas

    Caution, on this one, you will get the books next October. The best way to take part and get all the stories this holiday and these books next holiday is to take the $35 reward with everything in it, including getting a story every day for 35 days.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

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    Full Calendar of 35 Stories Only

    You get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

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    Full Calendar 35 Stories and Everything

    GET EVERYTHING!!!

    You get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020.

    You also get all three collections in electronic format sent out in October 2020.
    - Winter Holidays
    - Joyous Christmas
    - Bloody Christmas

    -- And you get the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic format.

    THIS IS THE REWARD TO TAKE TO GET THE ENTIRE WMG HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR 2019!

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    Six WMG Publishing Writing Books

    -Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling by Dean Wesley Smith
    -The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith
    -Stages of a Fiction Writer by Dean Wesley Smith.
    -Creating Your Author Brand by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Closing the Deal by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    Six different writing books in electronic format to help you move your craft and writing business forward.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

    This is a $70.00 value for $40.00.

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    All Three Holiday Books in Paper

    All Three Holiday Books in paper format sent to you in October 2020.

    You will get all three books edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch:

    - Winter Holidays
    - Bloody Christmas
    - Joyous Christmas

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

    Shipping is inside the US only and is $5.00.

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    Hone Your Writing Skills

    Fine-tune your writing and publishing abilities with an online lecture from one of the fantastic instructors at WMG Publishing, Inc.

    Choose from more than 30 lectures. We will ask you for your lecture choice when this is all finished. Lectures are a $50 value.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020 and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

    This is an $85.00 value for $45.00.

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    More from the Editor

    Eight Fiction River Volumes edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    Since Kris is the editor of the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2019, we thought we might offer a taste of some of her other editing. She started off editing Pulphouse Hardback Magazine, where she won a World Fantasy Award, then moved to editing The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, where she won a Hugo Award.

    She is now the lead editor on the acclaimed Fiction River anthology series.

    For this reward, you get all eight of the Fiction River volumes edited solely by Kris in electronic form.

    - Fiction River: Unnatural Worlds, Fantasy Adrift, Fantastic Detectives, Editor Saves, Past Crime, Hidden in Crime, Justice, and Crime

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel.

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    Six Paper Writing Books

    All trade paper copies of the following books...
    -Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling by Dean Wesley Smith
    -The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith
    -Stages of a Fiction Writer by Dean Wesley Smith.
    -Creating Your Author Brand by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Closing the Deal by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    Six different writing books in paper to help you move your craft and writing business forward.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

    This is a $95.00 value for $60.00.

    Shipping can only be inside the US and will be $10 added.

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    Got Two Friends Who Like to Read?

    You get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019, through January 1, 2020, for yourself.

    Plus we will send the same 35 stories each day to two of your reading buddies.

    That's right, imagine how happy two of your friends will be to get a new holiday short story for 35 straight days.

    When this campaign ends, we will ask you who you would like to send the stories to, and then you can send them a note saying, "Happy Holidays" just before the first story hits their inbox.

    Plus all three of you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in ebook.

    How much fun will that be, enjoying and talking about the holiday stories each day? So enjoy your holiday reading along with two of your friends. Treat them to some fantastic stories. We think they will thank you.

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    Every WMG Publishing Magazine Combo

    ALL FOUR MAGAZINES... Electronic Combo...

    WMG Publishing publishes four different magazines.
    --Fiction River
    --Fiction River Presents
    --Pulphouse Fiction Magazine
    --Smith’s Monthly

    In this reward you get a one-year electronic subscription to Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. Four amazing volumes! Also a one-year electronic subscription to Fiction River Presents (six volumes), a one-year subscription to Fiction River (six issues), and a six-issue electronic subscription to Smith’s Monthly.

    If you are a subscriber to any of these magazines, we will simply add this to your existing subscription.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    Writer Special

    Get writing books, a lecture, and the chance to be in an issue of Pulphouse or Fiction River.

    -- You will get two writing books in electronic format out of the list of writing books in the WMG inventory.
    -- You will also get your choice of a lecture on writing, a $50 to $75 value.

    Then if you want, in February 2020, you will get a chance to write one story for a Pulphouse issue or a Fiction River volume. You will be given a choice of four topics and you will have one week to write the story.

    Editor Dean Wesley Smith will read first. If he feels your story fits in Pulphouse, he will contact you. If it fits Fiction River, he will pass it on to the editor.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    How to Write a Holiday Story Workshop

    EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO THIS KICKSTARTER

    HOW TO WRITE A HOLIDAY STORY WORKSHOP

    Taught by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    We will never offer this workshop anywhere but here. Three weeks (takes about three hours a week, plus writing a short story at the end). We will offer this twice, once starting December 3rd and a second time January 7th. (Your choice.)

    Each week will have an assignment and numbers of videos, just like a regular workshop. The third week's assignment will be to write a Holiday story that Dean Wesley Smith will read first. If he likes your story, he will pass it on to Kristine Kathryn Rusch, the editor of the WMG Holiday Spectacular. If she likes it, she might make you an offer.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    And you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel

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    Back To School Workshop

    Your choice of a six-week online writer’s workshop with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Workshops are normally $300.)

    Dean will contact you about which workshop you are interested in after this closes and where to find the available workshops. (This can be also used as a credit toward other classes besides workshops.)

    This is also an add-on if you would like more credit.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    Two Study-Along Workshops

    Your choice of a two study-along workshops with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. (Workshops are normally $300 each.)

    Study-Along workshops take place at the same time that Kris teaches a craft workshop in Las Vegas. Lots of reading, and writing stories. Science Fiction, Short Story, and Fantasy workshops are scheduled for 2020.

    Dean will contact you about which workshop you are interested in after this closes and where to find the available workshops. (This can be also used as a credit toward other classes besides workshops.)

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    Lifetime Lecture Subscription

    Lifetime WMG Lectures

    Over thirty online lectures on the craft of writing and publishing with hundreds and hundreds of teaching videos by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Allyson Longueira.

    This includes all regular lectures and all advanced business lectures, plus the new myth lecture bundles. This is a total, at the moment, of over $2,000 in value in lectures, with more coming regularly.

    So if you are serious about learning and getting all the new lectures as they come out, jump into this lifetime subscription now (normal price $1,000).

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    $1,250 Workshop Credit

    That's right, for a pledge of $1,000, you will get a credit of $1,250 for any workshops or lectures or Pop-Up or Study Along you want to take from WMG Publishing.

    Yes, this credit can go toward lifetime subscriptions to Study Along, Workshops, or whatever you want to use it for.

    And, of course, no time limit to use it. You can save it for the many new workshops and Pop-Ups we have coming.

    Or you could use part of it for a workshop in Las Vegas and the rest for online workshops. Totally up to you.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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    Lifetime Workshop Subscription

    Lifetime WMG Workshops

    Over fifty online workshops on the craft of writing and publishing with thousands of teaching videos by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Allyson Longueira. You can take the workshops at your own pace and in any order you want.

    This is a total, at the moment, of over $17,000 in value in workshops and just this year we have added nine new workshops. We sell this normally for $3,000. So if you are serious about learning and getting all the new workshops as they come up, jump into this lifetime subscription now.

    Plus you get all 35 Calendar holiday stories, one sent every day from November 28, 2019 through January 1, 2020, and the compilation of all 35 holiday stories and introductions sent out in electronic format in July 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Grayson original holiday novel in electronic form.

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