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.
Sheila Williams on Editorial Process, Story Endings, and What Differentiates a Story She Buys
An excerpt from Sheila Williams's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on her editorial process, story endings, and what differentiates a good story from a story that she buys.
Carrie Vaughn on Revision, Plot, and Point of View
An excerpt from Carrie Vaughn's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on revision, plot, and point of view.
John Joseph Adams on Worldbuilding and What He'd Most Like to See in Submissions
An excerpt from John Joseph Adams's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on worldbuilding and what he'd most like to see in submissions.
Brandon Sanderson on Story Promise, Progress, and Payoff
An excerpt from a lecture Brandon Sanderson gave at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on story promise, progress, and payoff.
J.G. Faherty on His Biggest Career Break and His Biggest Dislike About the Field
An excerpt from J.G. Faherty's question and answer session at Odyssey in the summer of 2020 on his biggest career break and his biggest dislike about the field.
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.
These short, topic-focused recordings are helpful and to the point, making them perfect for a short commute or just for learning something quickly without trudging through an hour-long cast. I appreciate the interviews with a wide variety of writers.
Love the podcast, but audio is needs improvement.
Love this podcast! The episodes are short so it’s super easy to devour tons of them. The information is great; it tends to be things I haven’t heard before, which is awesome. The majority of the episodes I’ve listened to have really useful information, which is great because I feel like a lot of other podcasts are hit-or-miss when it comes to their content. Love this podcast!