And here we are! Brand new graduates! Survivalists! Word-Wizards! I wanted to say a few things/memories about everyone, maybe show you how they’re people and not just faces :) TOP ROW (Lf-Rt): Jeanne – our fearless, ingenious leader. Ever insisting that a character’s uppance is coming. Always giving us one-on-one encouragement. Never allowing us to … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Graduating Class!
It’s hard to squeeze everything into these posts. It really is. I scarcely went a day where I didn’t get on Zoom or upload a critique. So these are just a few additional things that didn’t warrant getting an entire blog post to themselves but I thought might be nice to mention: Before Odyssey began, … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: And Sundry!
One day during each week we were taught by a guest rather than Jeanne. These guests included: J. G. Faherty, Brandon Sanderson, Eric James Stone, E.C. Ambrose, Barbara Ashford, and Scott H. Andrews. Each of them taught a class on a different subject, from horror and world-building, to plot and publishing. They would all have … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: Guest Lecturers
The Odyssey Slam occurred exactly halfway through the workshop. Normally, so I’ve heard, the Slam would occur at a local bookstore. Instead of a bookstore, we did a Zoom “party” where only the person reading at that time would have their camera turned on. We got to invite three people. One of my invites was … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Slam
One of the other meetings that occurred, this one weekly, were Friday meet-ups that either took the shape of a Salon discussion or a Game. Maybe about half the class showed up to these events, some people starting the event and then making their excuses. I think I went to all of them. The Salons … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Salon & Games
For Odyssey, each student had to turn in six stories. Four of them are for in-class and two are for private critiques with a guest. The in-class critiques are done in a typical manner: round-robin, each person given a limited time to speak their thoughts on the piece, starting with positives, the author remaining silent … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Critiques