Graduate Comments


“#StartOfRant! Don’t believe the lies! The Heart of the Matter is an Odyssey Online course that I recently completed. It is a misnomer. A falsehood in both title and promise. I expected to learn the trite, pulpy, material that makes me swoon at Hallmark Christmas specials! Instead, I was left with practical tactics to decompose my work into emotional beats that resulted in increased tension, added color, and alignment of my character’s emotional arc to the promise of the story. Pure bunk! If you want to deepen the emotional resonance in your fiction, to make your readers cry, or throw your book across the room, then this course is for you! If you want to learn the basics to make yourself feel good, like me, then sign into YouTube and watch writing videos from–antEnded_Squirrel!”