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Become the writer you've always known you could be.
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The Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed with a simple yet inspiring mission: to help developing writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror improve their work.

If you’re a writer of fantastic fiction, Odyssey’s programs and resources are designed to help you take your writing to the next level. Odyssey is based on the principle that the journey to become the best writer one can be is lifelong. If writers want to reach their full potential, to have their work live and grow along with them, they need to constantly strive to improve. Because of this, the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust offers feedback and guidance to writers at all levels, from beginners to successful professionals. Become the writer you’ve always known you could be!

The Workshop

June 7 - July 16, 2021
Deadline—April 1, 2021

Odyssey Writing Workshop has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror in the world. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests at Odyssey. Fifty-nine percent of graduates have gone on to be professionally published. Among Odyssey’s graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners.

The Workshop

June 7 - July 16, 2021
Deadline—April 1, 2021

Odyssey Writing Workshop has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror in the world. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests at Odyssey. Fifty-nine percent of graduates have gone on to be professionally published. Among Odyssey’s graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners.

The Workshop

June 7 - July 16, 2021
Deadline—April 1, 2021

Odyssey Writing Workshop has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror in the world. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests at Odyssey. Fifty-nine percent of graduates have gone on to be professionally published. Among Odyssey’s graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners.

ODYSSEY ONLINE

Odyssey’s online classes will provide you with valuable tools and techniques and will guide you as you practice using them.

SERVICES

Odyssey Writing Workshops provides writers of all levels, from beginners to successful pros, in-depth, insightful, professional-level critiques on their work, coaching, and consultations.

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RESOURCES

Odyssey makes available Podcasts of Workshop Lectures as well as Writing & Publishing Tips. You can also gather once a month at our Salon and talk writing, or check out the latest news from our Blog.

THE ODYSSEY BLOG

Gregory Ashe

Interview: Graduate & Guest Lecturer Gregory Ashe

Odyssey graduate and bestselling author Gregory Ashe will be a guest lecturer at this summer’s Odyssey Writing Workshop. Gregory is ...
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ONLINE CLASSES

One Brick at a Time: Crafting Compelling Scenes

Course Meets:
Mondays
Jan 4 – Feb 1, 2021

Instructor:
Barbara Ashford
Application Deadline:
December 7, 2020

character emotion

Emotional Truth: Making Character Emotions Real, Powerful, and Immediate to Readers

Course Meets:
Wednesdays
Jan 6 – Feb 3, 2021

Instructor:
Scott H. Andrews
Application Deadline:
December 7, 2020

Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Course Meets:
Thursdays
Jan 7 – Feb 4, 2021

Instructor:
Patricia C. Wrede
Application Deadline:
December 7, 2020

THE ODYSSEY EXPERIENCE

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be.

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be. My experiences over Odyssey's twenty-five previous years have been incredible. Talented writers of all ages, some already published, have come from all across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and embarked on this epic journey of discovery with me. I've watched students make major breakthroughs during the six weeks, and I've followed their progress after the workshop as they've submitted their work, piled up the rejection slips, made sales, and built wonderful writing careers for themselves.

—Jeanne Cavelos

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be.

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be. My experiences over Odyssey's twenty-five previous years have been incredible. Talented writers of all ages, some already published, have come from all across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and embarked on this epic journey of discovery with me. I've watched students make major breakthroughs during the six weeks, and I've followed their progress after the workshop as they've submitted their work, piled up the rejection slips, made sales, and built wonderful writing careers for themselves.

—Jeanne Cavelos

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be.

I love working with developing writers, helping them to realize their potential and make their work the best it can be. My experiences over Odyssey's twenty-five previous years have been incredible. Talented writers of all ages, some already published, have come from all across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany, Israel, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and embarked on this epic journey of discovery with me. I've watched students make major breakthroughs during the six weeks, and I've followed their progress after the workshop as they've submitted their work, piled up the rejection slips, made sales, and built wonderful writing careers for themselves.

—Jeanne Cavelos