By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer
After nearly two months of effort, the 2017 OYAN Summer Workshop Journal is finally complete!
By Eve Fitzsimmons, Student Contributor
Once upon a time, there was a girl. This girl was quiet, shy, super introverted, and really liked
corners. Drawing attention to herself was off limits. She prayed that people would just smile
and keep walking.
By Jim Viebke, Guest Contributor
My journey to the 2017 Winter Workshop began seven years earlier when I first started using The One Year Adventure Novel (or “OYAN”). This is not just a story about the Winter Workshop, but also a story about how the workshop played an important part in my journey as a writer.
What role do you play in the OYAN community? What kinds of responsibilities do you have?
First of all, I’m a graphic designer. All of the materials available for purchase – workbooks, textbooks, DVD covers, logos, etc. – are designed by me. I am also responsible for the creative aspects (layout and design) of our websites.
Kaitlin Wells, Guest Contributor
Kaitlin Wells, a longtime “OYANer,” now studying creative writing at Kansas State University, shares why she believes students should join the OYAN community.
Kyle de Waal, Guest Contributor
Kyle de Waal gave a speech during the 2013 Summer Workshop, challenging the members of the extended One Year Adventure Novel community to put their gifts and training to use. It was so provoking we asked him for a written version we could post here for those of you who didn’t get to hear it (and everyone who needs reminding again!).
Jeff Miller, Guest Contributor
We asked J. Mark Miller, dad to an “OYANer” (a One Year Adventure Novel student) who is also a fantasy-writer himself, to share some reflections for other writers and their parents.