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ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOPS CHARITABLE TRUST ANNOUNCES WINTER 2014 ONLINE CLASSES by (Odyssey 15 November 2013 / ) - Odyssey, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of helping writers improve their work, is offering three exciting, new online courses this winter.

All Odyssey Online courses involve live online class meetings, so students can ask questions and participate in the class. Each course is designed to provide intensive focus on a particular aspect of fiction writing and challenging homework assignments to help students improve their skills. Feedback from the instructor and from classmates allows students to make strong improvements. Each student also has an individual meeting with the instructor. Courses provide a supportive yet challenging, energizing atmosphere, with class size limited to fourteen students. While courses are designed for adult writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, interested writers of all genres are welcome to apply.

Book View Café welcomes the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust as its latest member by (Book View Cafe 15 November 2013 / ) - Cedar Crest, NM November 6, 2013...Book View Café Publishing Cooperative (BVC), the professional author-run publisher, announces the addition of the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust to its membership. Although Bradley, who died in 1999, is best known for The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, her writing career spanned over forty years in a variety of genres, and many of her works are out of print. BVC will be bringing out ebook versions of selected works from her backlist, starting with The Complete Lythande, now available from BVC and major online booksellers.

"BVC is both excited and honored that the Trust has chosen us as their partner to make Marion’s works more widely available," said Pati Nagle, president of Book View Café. “This not only confirms the flexibility of our unique, author-centric business model, but illustrates how far we’ve come in only five years. And, for many of us, it's a poignant moment to welcome to our ranks an author who was a major influence, even mentor and friend, for us and an entire generation of science fiction and fantasy fans." (more ...)

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