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Lecturers at the Workshop
    ●     Jane Yolen in 1996: The Bardic Voice
    ●     Elizabeth Hand in 1997: On Writing, Style, and Voice
    ●     Melissa Scott in 1997: Building a World
    ●     Patricia McKillip in 1998: On Theme, Outlining, Research, and Revision
    ●     James Morrow in 1998: On Research, Plot, Persistence, and Workshopping

    ●     Jeanne Cavelos Biography

    ●     Kij Johnson, 2015 Writer-in-Residence
    ●     2015 Scheduled Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Brendan DuBois
        ○   E. C. Ambrose
        ○   Alma Alexander
        ○   Alex Hughes
        ○   Jennifer Jackson

    ●     Melanie Tem, 2014 Special Writer-in-Residence
    ●     Steve Rasnic Tem, 2014 Special Writer-in-Residence
    ●     2014 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Catherynne M. Valente
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   Alexander Jablokov
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Gordon Van Gelder

    ●     Nancy Holder, 2013 Special Writer-in-Residence
    ●     2013 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Holly Black
        ○   Patricia Bray
        ○   Adam-Troy Castro
        ○   Jack Ketchum
        ○   Sheila Williams

    ●     Lane Robins, 2012 Special Writer-in-Residence
    ●     2012 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Elaine Isaak
        ○   Paul Park
        ○   Craig Shaw Gardner
        ○   Barbara Ashford
        ○   Jennifer Jackson

    ●     Gary A. Braunbeck, 2011 Special Writer-in-Residence
    ●     2011 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Barry B. Longyear
        ○   Elizabeth Bear
        ○   Theodora Goss
        ○   Christopher Golden
        ○   John Joseph Adams

    ●     2010 Special Writer-in-Residence Laura Anne Gilman,
    ●     2010 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Alexander Jablokov
        ○   Michael A. Arnzen
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   Gregory Frost
        ○   David G. Hartwell

    ●     2009 Special Writer-in-Residence Carrie Vaughn,
    ●     2009 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Patricia Bray
        ○   Jeffrey A. Carver
        ○   Jack Ketchum
        ○   Melissa Scott
        ○   Ginjer Buchanan

    ●     2008 Special Writer-in-Residence Nancy Kress
    ●     2008 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Barry B. Longyear
        ○   James Maxey
        ○   Craig Shaw Gardner
        ○   Jenny Rappaport

    ●     2007 Special Writer-in-Residence Nina Kiriki Hoffman
    ●     2007 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Michael A. Burstein
        ○   Rodman Philbrick
        ○   Michael A. Arnzen
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   John Clute
        ○   George Scithers

    ●     2006 Special Writer-in-Residence Robert J. Sawyer
    ●     2006 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Melissa Scott
        ○   Jeff VanderMeer
        ○   Laurie J. Marks
        ○   Christopher Golden
        ○   Shawna McCarthy

    ●     2005 Special Writers-in-Residence Melanie Tem and Steve Rasnic Tem
    ●     2005 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   Allen M. Steele
        ○   P. D. Cacek
        ○   James Morrow
        ○   John Clute
        ○   Sheila Williams

    ●     2004 Special Writer-in-Residence George R. R. Martin
    ●     2004 Scheduled Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Catherine Asaro
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Bob Mayer
        ○   Barry B. Longyear
        ○   Gardner Dozois

    ●     2003 Special Writer-in-Residence Gene Wolfe
    ●     2003 Scheduled Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Roland J. Green
        ○   Melissa Scott
        ○   Bruce Holland Rogers
        ○   Lori Perkins
        ○   John Crowley

    ●     2002 Special Writer-in-Residence Charles de Lint
    ●     2002 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   James Patrick Kelly
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   R. A. Salvatore
        ○   Thomas F. Monteleone
        ○   Matthew Bialer

    ●     2001 Special Writer-in-Residence Terry Brooks
    ●     2001 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Allen M. Steele
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   F. Paul Wilson
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Craig Shaw Gardner
        ○   Donald Maass

    ●     2000 Special Writer-in-Residence Dan Simmons
    ●     2000 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Ellen Datlow
        ○   Melissa Scott
        ○   Charles L. Grant
        ○   Barry B. Longyear
        ○   Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

    ●     1999 Special Writer-in-Residence Ben Bova
    ●     1999 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Jeffrey A. Carver
        ○   Terry Bisson
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   R. Patrick Gates
        ○   Scott Edelman

    ●     1998 Special Writer-in-Residence Harlan Ellison
    ●     1998 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Patricia A. McKillip • Lecture Excerpts
        ○   John Crowley
        ○   James Morrow • Lecture Excerpts
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Warren Lapine

    ●     1997 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Melissa Scott • Lecture Excerpt
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Michael McDowell
        ○   Esther Friesner
        ○   Elizabeth Hand • Lecture Excerpts
        ○   Warren Lapine

    ●     1996 Guest Lecturers Biographies
        ○   Hal Clement
        ○   Craig Shaw Gardner
        ○   Ellen Kushner
        ○   Delia Sherman
        ○   Jane Yolen • Lecture Excerpt
        ○   Elizabeth Hand
        ○   Leigh Grossman

Frequently Asked Questions About the Odyssey Workshop

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Syllabus for 2006 Workshop
    ●     Texts
    ●     Course Description
    ●     Assignments
    ●     Schedule
        ○   Pre-Class Assignment
        ○   Week 1 (June 12-16, 2006)
        ○   Week 2 (June 19-23, 2006)
        ○   Week 3 (June 26-30, 2006)
        ○   Week 4 (July 3-7, 2006)
        ○   Week 5 (July 10-14, 2006)
        ○   Week 6 (July 17-21, 2006)
    ●     To show how the workshop has changed: Syllabus for 1996 Workshop
        ○   Texts
        ○   Course Description
        ○   Assignments
        ○   Schedule
          — Week 1 (June 17-21, 1996)
          — Week 2 (June 24-28, 1996)
          — Week 3 (July 1-5, 1996)
          — Week 4 (July 8-12, 1996)
          — Week 5 (July 15-19, 1996)
          — Week 6 (July 22-26, 1996)

Graduates' Experiences
    ●   Arley Sorg
    ●   Katherine Hall van der Vliet
    ●   Meagan Spooner
    ●   Zoe Zygmunt
    ●   Martin Larsson
    ●   Erin Hoffman
    ●   Gerald Warfield
    ●   Rhiannon Held
    ●   Peter Simonson
    ●   Sherry Peters
    ●   Jason S. Ridler
    ●   Rebecca Shelley
    ●   Lane Robins
    ●   Barbara Campbell
    ●   Elaine Isaak
    ●   David J. Schwartz
    ●   James Hall
    ●   Laurie Lanzdorf
    ●   Carl Frederick
    ●   Carrie Vaughn
    ●   Morgan Hua
    ●   Stephen Chambers
    ●   off Odyssey site to Julia Duncan
    ●   Lynda Rucker

Graduates' Comments

Graduates' Publications
    ●   "Are You Reading the Work of Odyssey Alumni?"
    ●   Graduates' Featured Recent Publications

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Odyssey Online Writing Classes
    ●   Effective Endings in Speculative Fiction 2015 class
    ●   One Brick at a Time: Crafting Compelling Scenes 2015 class
    ●   Showing versus Telling in Fantastic Fiction 2015 class
    ●   Powerful Dialogue in Fantastic Fiction 2014 class
    ●   The Heart of the Matter: Bringing Emotional Resonance to Your Storytelling 2014 class
    ●   The Secrets of a Satisfying Short Story 2014 class
    ●   Three-Act Structure in Fantastic Fiction 2013 class
    ●   Getting the Big Picture: The Key to Revising Your Novel 2013 class
    ●   Bodies and Heartbeats: Crafting Character from the Inside Out 2013 class
    ●   Frequently Asked Questions about Odyssey's Online Classes
    ●   Handbook for Students of Online Classes
    ●   Application for Odyssey Online Classes
    ●   Comments from Odyssey Online Graduates
        ○   Showing versus Telling in Fantastic Fiction 2012 class
        ○   Secrets of Literary Agents 2012 class
        ○   Narrative Structures in Fantastic Fiction 2012 class
        ○   Three-Act Structure in Fantastic Fiction 2011 class
        ○   Worldbuilding in Fantastic Fiction 2011 class
        ○   Writing in Scenes 2011 class
        ○   Showing versus Telling in Fantastic Fiction 2010 class

Odyssey Critique Service

Latest Odyssey Podcasts
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    ●   First Batch of Odyssey Podcasts
    ●   Second Batch of Odyssey Podcasts
    ●   Third Batch of Odyssey Podcasts

Odyssey Salon

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Writing Tips
    ●   Writing Tips #1: Punctuation
        ○   The Comma
        ○   The Semicolon
        ○   The Colon
        ○   The Apostrophe
        ○   Quotation Marks
        ○   End Punctuation
        ○   Other Punctuation
                 (Dash, Parenthesis, Bracket, Ellipsis, Slash)
    ●   Writing Tips #2: Outlining Your Plot
    ●   Writing Tips #3: Negative Information
    ●   Writing Tips #4: Similes and Metaphors
    ●   Writing Tips #5: Participial Phrases
    ●   Writing Tips #6: Sentence Unity
    ●   Writing Tips #7: Looking/Eye Words
    ●   Writing Tips #8: Active Versus Reactive Characters
    ●   Writing Tips #9: Developing Your Skills
    ●   Writing Tips #10: The Pleasures of Science Fiction
    ●   Writing Tips #11: Creating Strong Scenes
    ●   Writing Tips #12: Gaining Distance To Revise
    ●   Writing Tips #13: Writing Out Of Order
    ●   Writing Tips #14: Manipulating Pacing And Organization

Publishing Tips
    ●   Publishing Tips #1: Frequently Asked Questions about Literary Agents
    ●   Publishing Tips #2: Frequently Asked Questions about Book Doctors/Freelance Editors
    ●   Publishing Tips #3: Standard Manuscript Format

Just for Fun
    ●   Just for Fun #1: A 3 x 5 Story
    ●   Just for Fun #2: Stalk a Stranger
    ●   Just for Fun #3: Revealing Setting Indirectly
    ●   Just for Fun #4: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
        ○   Answers for Just for Fun #4

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Graduates' Special Resources

The Never-Ending Odyssey

1996 Graduates: Photo and Comments
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    ●   Still More '96 Graduate Photos
    ●   Photos: Jeanne and Her Iguana

1997 Graduates: Photo and Comments
    ●   More '97 Graduate Photos

1998 Graduates: Photo and Comments
    ●   More '98 Graduate Photos

1999 Graduates: Photo and Comments

2000 Graduates: Photo and Comments
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2001 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2002 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2003 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2004 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2005 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2006 Graduates: Photos and Comments
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2007 Graduates: Photos and Comments
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2008 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2009 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2010 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2011 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2012 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2013 Graduates: Photos and Comments

2014 Graduates: Photos and Comments


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