Welcome to Episode 122 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we talk to Jeanne Cavelos, founder of the long-running and highly respected Odyssey Writing Workshop, about the reasons she started the workshop, how it’s measured up to her expectations (and surpassed them!), and both the benefits and potential pitfalls of a workshop like Odyssey. We also get to chat about what workshops actually do for an author’s career, and who will (and won’t) see a benefit in attending. This is an interesting chat with a real expert about something we’ve both done before, and we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. If so, don’t forget to check back next week for our discussion with author Jason M. Hough, and until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!
Additional Note: We taped another Good, Bad and Ugly segment during this interview, and if you’re interested in hearing it (and other special episodes, like our writing technique ones), keep in mind it’s available to our Patreon backers–we’ve gotten great feedback on these, so please head over and see what all the buzz is about by becoming a patron. Thanks!