Odyssey is an intensive six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror held each summer on the campus of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures. For more information, visit http://www.odysseyworkshop.org.
J.G. Faherty on Writing Advice and Beta Readers
An excerpt from J.G. Faherty's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on writing advice and beta readers.
Barbara Ashford on Crafting Compelling Scenes
An excerpt from the Odyssey Online course "One Brick at a Time: Crafting Compelling Scenes," taught by Barbara Ashford in winter 2018.
Scott H. Andrews on Making Character Emotions Real, Powerful, and Immediate
An excerpt from the Odyssey Online course "Emotional Truth: Making Character Emotions Real, Powerful, and Immediate to Readers," taught by Scott H. Andrews in winter 2019.
E.C. Ambrose on How To Middle a.k.a. Plot Turns
An excerpt from the lecture E.C. Ambrose gave at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on "How To Middle" a.k.a. plot turns.
Holly Black on Writing Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction
An excerpt from Holly Black's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2019 on writing young adult and middle grade fiction.
Nisi Shawl on Dialect and Representation, Pt 2
Part two of an excerpt from the lecture Nisi Shawl gave at Odyssey in the summer of 2019 on dialect and representation.