Maybe you’re struggling in the early stages of development of a story or novel. Maybe you’ve written half of the manuscript and gotten stuck. Maybe you see several possible paths for the story and are uncertain which is the strongest. Maybe you’ve received feedback from an editor and don’t know what to make of it. Or maybe you have some other type of writing problem. Perhaps you tend to write awkward sentences, or to have flat characters, or to dump large chunks of exposition into your scenes, and you’d really like to talk this out with someone.
If this sounds like you, then an Odyssey Consultation may be just what you need. Over my years working with writers, I’ve found that one-on-one meetings are often the most helpful, where we can brainstorm, toss ideas back and forth, and explore issues more deeply. At the Odyssey Writing Workshop, I have a series of private meetings with students, offering advice, helping them solve writing problems, and talking out story ideas, plots, and characters. Students generally find these very helpful, so I thought other writers might find them helpful as well.
Most consultations will be done by Odyssey Director Jeanne Cavelos. You can find out more about Jeanne here.