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An Odyssey for podcasting

07/02/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Beginning February 1st 2007, the Odyssey sci-fi Writing Workshop will offer free podcasts on their website.

Odyssey is a six-week workshop for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror whose work is approaching publication quality. The workshop is held each summer in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

The podcasts are excerpts from lectures given by guest writers, editors, and agents at Odyssey. Every month or two, Odyssey will release a new podcast. Each one is ten to fifteen minutes long.

Jeanne Cavelos, the director of Odyssey, told the Nest, "We have taped all our guest lectures since 1997, and these recordings offer a wonderful collection of insights and advice for developing writers. With these podcasts, we hope to further our mission of helping writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror to improve their skills."

The first podcast is an excerpt from a lecture Charles L. Grant gave in the summer of 2000 on characterization. Grant offered some insights and provided concrete, practical tips. This was his last teaching engagement before he died in 2006.

"We are honored to present this excerpt as our inaugural podcast, as a tribute to Charlie's life and his contribution to the field," Cavelos said.

Future podcasts will feature lecture excerpts from Robert J. Sawyer, Melissa Scott, Jeff VanderMeer and Gardner Dozois.

No special hardware or software is required to access the recordings. Users may download the mp3 files to their computer, subscribe using RSS, or subscribe on the iTunes page for Odyssey podcasts.

More over at www.odysseyworkshop.org

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