- The '99 Class Picture
From left to right:
Front row: Dawn Schuldenfrei, Corinne Cullen Hawkins, Deborah Bryant, Jeanne Cavelos, Cherie Wein
Middle row: Thompson Parker, Thomas Seay, Lane Robins, Paul Schilling, Keith Demanche
Back row: David Lowrey, Roxanne Hutton, Sandra Jamison, Ed Heiland, Glen J. Kanigan-Fairen, George Williams
- Great(?) Moments from the Odyssey 1999 Workshop
- COMMENTS FROM THE ODYSSEY CLASS OF 1999
"I am in Jeanne's debt for everything I've learned at Odyssey. A tremendous wealth of information and guidance."
"I first came to Odyssey thinking I knew what I was doing as a writer, and I left knowing how far I have to go. My writing skills have vastly improved, giving me a huge jump over other aspiring writers. All I really know to say is this: Odyssey is the best decision I've ever made for my writing career."
"This was an excellent workshop. I learned at least a thousand things here that it would have taken me years to figure out on my own. None of the books on writing out there can explain things more clearly or practically than Jeanne, and the feedback from her and other students was invaluable."
"More than just a writing workshop, Odyssey teaches you to be a good writer. It's very different to learn to write fiction from a book. Jeanne's combination of classroom instruction and applied learning through workshopping manuscripts is unbeatable."
"Very worth the time, money, and effort."
"I learned more in the first week of Odyssey than I have at three other
workshops combined. You will never find a better instructor than Jeanne. If you are serious, then come, no matter what."
"Please don't [go] to Odyssey, I don't need the competition!"
"This was an excellent experience. I came as an idea, developed into a story, and left with an unpredictable but inevitable ending."
"The difference between what I wrote before Odyssey and after is like the
difference between classical and quantum mechanics. It's not that I was
wrong, now I'm just more right."
GREAT(?) MOMENTS FROM THE ODYSSEY 1999 WORKSHOP
Once again, during the '99 workshop, certain statements of the students and guests resonated with exceptional truth and insight. These statements have been preserved so that their wisdom can be shared with other writers, and so visitors to this website can get an idea of the consistently high level of rhetoric and insightful critiques that ring through the lofty halls of Odyssey.
THE FOLLOWING QUOTES HAVE NOT BEEN EDITED FOR LANGUAGE!
"You get depth in a story by making contrasts."
"I think if he's a serial killer maybe we should see him killing somebody."
"This sucks! I'm so mad at it."
"I think you can make this simultaneously a story that makes your readers want to vomit and one that works with the characters and situation."
"I just imagined he would eat the eyes like grapes."
"I've never been seduced by demons or anything."
"I liked Anthony 'til he scooped out her eyes."
"Can an antler slash a steel-belted radial? I just don't know."
"These aren't LUCKY CHARMS fairies."
"It's a pick-up line for evil monsters."
"It's just another one of those eye-scooping stories."
"Of course you are a six-foot-tall Canadian, so I liked it some...."
"You cannot split the sun!"
"I look better dead than you do."
"This shouldn't be marriage; this should be entertaining."
"The others were entertaining. This one is just plain mean."
"I would run screaming out of this place and dig a hole for myself if this was the only place I could go."
"I expect when he's alone in his room that he's at least going to kick a dog or something."
"I really liked the live chicken head spinning around."
"Captain Kirk didn't roam the galaxy looking for wives."
"She's very perceptive, even if she is a few midi-chlorians short of a Jedi."
"In a page, you made me feel like, okay, maybe I wasn't such a bad husband."
"Son of a duke."
"Princes hit on maids until they were married."
"It's sort of a racy fable, like if Quentin Tarrantino directed 'Little Bo Peep.'"
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