Posts Tagged "Odyssey"

Everything I know about writing a series

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in craft, News & Appearances | 0 comments

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Odyssey Writing Workshop 2013

Posted on Dec 16, 2012 in News & Appearances | 0 comments

Odyssey Writing Workshop 2013

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be a guest instructor at next year’s Odyssey Writing Workshop, held in Manchester, New Hampshire. I really enjoyed my first time as a lecturer in 2009, and was excited when they invited me to return for next year. The 2013 workshop runs from June 10th through July 19th. Early applications are due January 31st, 2013, and regular applications are due April 8th, 2013. Lecturers include Nancy Holder (writer-in-residence), Holly Black, Patricia Bray, Adam-Troy Castro, Jack Ketchum and Sheila Williams. Fun fact– during my first stint as...

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Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 in craft | 1 comment

Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 2

This summer I was a guest instructor at Odyssey (odysseyworkshop), where I focused on the role of sidekicks as part of an overall discussion of characterization. The first half of the lecture was posted as a podcast last month, and they’ve just made the second half available on their website here. Podcast #32: In this podcast, the second of two parts, Patricia Bray explains how the sidekick’s characteristics can balance those of the protagonist, or contrast with those of the protagonist. She discusses the requirements for a good sidekick, and describes how the sidekick’s...

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Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in craft | 0 comments

Everything you always wanted to know about sidekicks, Part 1

This past summer at the Odyssey Workshop I discussed the role of sidekicks in fiction, as part of an overall discussion of character-driven writing. The talk went over so well that they turned it into a two part podcast. The first part is now up on their website here. Once I got past the kneejerk reaction to hearing my own voice (OMG! Hyperactive squirrel!) I was pleased with how it turned out.

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