The Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is a nonprofit with the mission of helping writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work. To fulfill our mission, we offer Your Personal Odyssey Writing Workshop, an intensive, one-on-one online program, customized for each student. Top authors, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers and guest critiquers. We also offer five-week online writing classes each winter; webinars, critiques, consultations, and coaching year-round, and many free resources. These podcasts are excerpts from guest lectures at our workshop and from our online classes. For more information on Odyssey, visit odysseyworkshop.org.
Tim Waggoner on Managing Pace in Novels
E.C. Ambrose on the Intersection of Setting and Character
Steven Barnes on Speaking Your Truth and Dealing with Writer's Block
Steven Barnes on Creating the Hero's Journey for Your Characters and You as a Writer
Nancy Kress on Authorial Presence, Exposition, Character Motivation
Mary Robinette Kowal on Trusting Your Taste and Retaining What Makes Your Piece Special
So information dense that we forgive the audio
After so many years the audio is still terrible, but the content is so strong we all listen and forgive it lol
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.