Since its inception in 1996, the Odyssey Writing Workshop has become one of the most highly respected programs for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror in the world. Through an advanced curriculum, intensive focus, directed study, and detailed feedback, students gain a much deeper understanding of the elements of fiction writing and make major improvements in their work.
To further our mission of helping developing writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, we have taken the techniques that are so effective at the workshop and adapted them to create online classes. We’ve worked very hard to ensure that our online classes are of the same quality and caliber as our in-person workshop and that they deserve to carry the name of Odyssey.
In this tradition, we are proud to announce our Winter 2014 online writing courses. Instructors Jeanne Cavelos, Barbara Ashford, and Nancy Holder will talk about ways to craft powerful dialogue, imbue emotional resonance into your story, and let you in on some secrets of storytelling.
Course Offerings for Winter 2014:
Powerful Dialogue in Fantastic Fiction
Course Meets: January 2 – January 30, 2014
Instructor: Jeanne Cavelos
Application Deadline: December 7, 2013
The Heart of the Matter: Bringing Emotional Resonance to Your Storytelling
Course Meets: January 6 – February 3, 2014
Instructor: Barbara Ashford
Application Deadline: December 10, 2013
The Secrets of a Satisfying Short Story
Course Meets: January 23 – February 20, 2014
Instructor: Nancy Holder
Application Deadline: December 27, 2013
For more information on class size, technology requirements, and details on how to apply, visit www.sff.net/odyssey/online.html.