Uncle Orson’s Writing Class was a wonderful experience. We had an earthquake back home while I was down there, but I don’t regret missing it. Mr. Card was that good!
I’m sure you can find review after review praising how incredible Orson Scott Card’s class is. I wholeheartedly agree. Given the opportunity, I’d give him four (plus) times the money to attend his boot camp. I haven’t had a chance to try out any of the techniques he presented. Needless to say, I have a lot to change in order to follow his recommendations. For the first time in years, I feel that professional publication is close at hand. Thanks, Uncle Orson!
What amazed me about the experience is that it was held on the grounds of the old Recruit Training Command in San Diego. I drove by the USS Recruit (photo here) every day I was down there. From the hotel, I could see the bridge we used to march, break-step, while crossing (top bridge in the right-hand side of the photo.) We did this to prevent the bridge from collapsing because of the resonance of our footsteps. It’s eerie how much the RTC has changed in less than twenty-eight years.
– Brennan Harvey