Where the beginning of Odyssey began slowly and ramped up, the end of Odyssey came abruptly. One day we were at lecture and critiques, had a graduation party that evening. The next day…nothing. I wandered around, feeling lost, confused, pacing because my mind and body felt as if it was supposed to be doing something … More My Odyssey Workshop Experience: The Aftermath
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
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