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!
During the course of the workshop each of us had to meet with Jeanne three times throughout the six weeks. Once during each two-week span to talk about our weaknesses, strengths, goals, & progress, etc. I ended up having five meetings with her. [It’s been a few months at this point, so hopefully my memory … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: Private Meetings
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
For those unfamiliar with how the Odyssey Workshop works, it is a six week long course that includes lectures and full-class critiques. There are added Q&A sessions with visiting authors and editors (though “visiting” is only loosely used this year given everything was virtual), a Slam event, and many small side meetings and check-ins. I’m … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Introduction
December marks the publication of my 6th professional story and my first appearance in DreamForge Magazine :) Cessation of Civilization features a student struggling over her final project, all the trials of every step in creating something as immense as an entire world. This story originated from the idea of playing god in other people’s … More Cessation of Civilization Published