Hatrack River
Home | About Orson Scott Card | News & Reviews | OSC Library | Forums | Contact | Links
Research Area | Writing Lessons | Writers Workshops | OSC at SVU | Calendar | Store
E-mail this page
Hatrack River Writers Workshop Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hatrack River Writers Workshop » Forums » Writing Class » Cat Rambo's Workshops

   
Author Topic: Cat Rambo's Workshops
redux
Member
Member # 9277

 - posted      Profile for redux   Email redux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As a soon to be alumna of Cat Rambo's "Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Short Stories" Workshop I would like to take this opportunity to share my experience.

Disclaimer: No, I am not a paid actor. This is not a dramatization [Smile]

The online workshop was singularly one of the best experiences I've had.

Money, time, and travel constraints have always made me hesitant to consider writing workshops and boot camps. It's simply not easy to drop everything and just go for several weeks and indulge in the sheer joy (and sometimes anguish) of writing.

Cat Rambo's classes are online and take advantage of Google+ Circles and Hangouts. During the two hour classes my classmates and I were all lined up like little Brady Bunch squares on the bottom of the screen. It was wonderful to be able to connect with other writers - we had students connecting from Japan, Philippines, UK, Canada and USA. All in all, the technology worked great.

The classes were wonderfully structured and paced. We used the Milford Model for critiques. We had fun assignments that really get you thinking about the process of writing a story.

Of course, what made it all work was the incomparable Cat Rambo herself. Her experience as both an editor and writer is simply invaluable and she thoroughly answered all of our questions about writing. She is simply a wonderful human being - candid, friendly, and highly knowledgeable. These qualities make her a great teacher.

I encourage everyone to take a look at her future class offerings.

Cat Rambo's website:
http://www.kittywumpus.net/blog/2012/03/12/upcoming-classes-through-june/

Thank you for indulging me and reading my post.

Sincerely,

redux

P.S.
I also took her Flash Fiction workshop. That was excruciating(tons of timed writings) but very, very fun.

Posts: 525 | Registered: Sep 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
snapper
Member
Member # 7299

 - posted      Profile for snapper   Email snapper         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds like it was fun.

Q: what is the 'Milford Model' for crits?

Posts: 3072 | Registered: Dec 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
redux
Member
Member # 9277

 - posted      Profile for redux   Email redux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Essentially, it's a writer's workshop model where each person gets a few minutes (in our case 2 minutes because it was a full class) to give our critique of one of the stories volunteered for the process. Only after everyone in the workshop has had their turn, the floor is given to the author and they can ask questions or comment on their own story.

You can find a more detailed write-up here: http://www.sfwa.org/bulletin/articles/workshop.htm

Posts: 525 | Registered: Sep 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Foste
Member
Member # 8892

 - posted      Profile for Foste   Email Foste         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was attending Cat's editing classes. Highly recommended! [Smile]
Posts: 628 | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LDWriter2
Member
Member # 9148

 - posted      Profile for LDWriter2   Email LDWriter2         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sounds Good in more ways than one.


But what time was the class your time?


I might be able to figure out when it would be my time.

Posts: 4896 | Registered: Jun 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Foste
Member
Member # 8892

 - posted      Profile for Foste   Email Foste         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sundays, 9:00 AM PST.
Posts: 628 | Registered: Nov 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
redux
Member
Member # 9277

 - posted      Profile for redux   Email redux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
To figure out the time of the class for your location just add an hour to PST as you move across time zones from West to East (if you're in North America).

For instance, her 8am PST Wednesday class would be 9am Mountain, 10am Central, 11am Eastern.

LDWriter, according to your profile it seems you're PST so no need to adjust for time differences.

Posts: 525 | Registered: Sep 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LDWriter2
Member
Member # 9148

 - posted      Profile for LDWriter2   Email LDWriter2         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Actually, I did know that. About the figuring the hours not that Foste is in PST.


How many weeks was this class and how long was each one?

That's a bad time for me- and no I ain't sleeping then- but maybe something could be worked out-- here that is.

Posts: 4896 | Registered: Jun 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
redux
Member
Member # 9277

 - posted      Profile for redux   Email redux         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh sorry. I misunderstood your question.
Posts: 525 | Registered: Sep 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.
UBB Code™ Images not permitted.
Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | Hatrack River Home Page

Copyright © 2008 Hatrack River Enterprises Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.


Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2