Graduate Comments


Odyssey is one of the most respected workshops in the world for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. My problem? I don’t write any of those things. I write gay romance. So I admit I was a little hesitant at first. The reason I decided to apply for the Angled Dialogue workshop through Odyssey was so I could learn from Gregory Ashe, in my opinion, one of the best authors of fiction out there today. Of course being a great author doesn’t necessarily translate to being a great teacher. Except in this case, it does. Greg is passionate about writing and teaching, and it shows. The combination of class lectures, homework, getting and giving critiques, and the instructor’s feedback helped me figure out how I could use the concepts I learned in this course to improve my dialogue and my writing. I’ve read a multitude of craft books and writing blogs. Nothing compares to having someone knowledgeable guide you through the process. Another thing I learned? Good writing is good writing. The concepts I learned throughout this workshop are applicable whether you’re writing fantasy, science fiction, horror, or romance. I highly recommend Odyssey Online Workshops if you want to improve your writing. Don’t let a little thing like genre stop you.