Computer-based Production and Revision Skills

Join Eric Witchey in July to learn how to edit your manuscript and organize your files using the software you already have.

Upcoming Date(s)

Tuesday, July 25
3-4:30 pm PDT

Thursday, July 27
6-7:30 PM PDT

Workshops will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A with Eric.

Wordcrafters Online Zoom Studio

Members $15 | Nonmembers $25

Registration closes 3 days before each workshop (July 22 and July 24)

Members save 10% on this class and every class. Want to know more about membership? Click here.

Are you thinking about which fiction-production tools might be useful to you? 

Are you considering paying for a class on some new, improved, better-than-before productivity tool?

Unless you’re a screenwriter, look no further than the tools you already have. (If you are a screenwriter, you’re probably using an industry-standard tool like Final Draft. But this workshop will still be useful to you.)

The word processor on your computer isn’t just a typewriter with a destructive backspace key that replaces whiteout. You don’t need to buy or subscribe to fiction-writing tools to solve writing problems that can be easily managed by the software you already have–and largely know how to use. 

In this workshop, award-winning author Eric Witchey will demonstrate easy-to-use word processor techniques for fiction development and revision. While the demonstrations will be done on Microsoft Word, most word processors have similar tools for managing the same issues. 

This workshop will occasionally touch on theory, consist mainly of demonstration, and diverge into discussion of specific questions. 

You’ll leave knowing how to manage common writing-related computer-based problems, including:

  • File management
  • Characterization building
  • World bibles
  • Backstory
  • Experiments in story variants
  • Scene sequencing
  • Finding the fiction-destroying words and phrases your grammar-checking software doesn’t

All these can be managed by the features you already have available in professional-grade word processing applications.

Based on his background in theoretical linguistics, his experience selling fiction in 12 genres, and knowledge gleaned from creativity science and cognitive science, Eric Witchey has put together a group of practical tools writers can use to enhance, develop, and improve their productivity and results.

This stand-alone workshop will offer participants 2 hrs of focused instruction, and give writers who are interested in the Fiction Fluency Seminar Series an opportunity to meet Eric and experience his teaching style. Eric will answer questions about the Fiction Fluency Seminar Series after the workshop.

About Eric Witchey

Eric Witchey has sold stories under several names and in 12 genres. His tales have been translated into multiple languages, and his credits include over 160 stories, including 5 novels and two collections. He has penned dozens of writing-related articles and essays, has taught over 200 conference seminars, at 2 universities, and at a community college. His work has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, Independent Publisher Book Awards, International Book Awards, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award Program, Short Story America, the Irish Aeon Awards, and other organizations. His How-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines.

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Fiction Fluency students receive:

  • MFA-level craft instruction without the time/financial commitment of a degree.
  • Direct Access to an Expert Teacher.
  • A community cohort of fellow writers who are committed to their craft.
  • Guided time to write and produce new work.