Developing Story Top-down & Bottom-up with Eric Witchey
Learn to fix any story in this July Fiction Fluency Seminar.
This one is the rocket launcher for your writing! Whether you are a planner or a pantser, once you master Control Statements you’ll be able to fix any spaceship– sorry, story – starting with grand thematic designs OR with the tiny details. Essentially, we will be using the diagnostic elements in reverse, to generate material: from blueprint to bolts, or bolts to blueprints. We will also talk about how to create and revise cognitively or intuitively. This seminar makes use of material presented in previous Fiction Fluency classes and seminars; specifically, the ED ACE tool (from April’s seminar) and the “control concepts” (presented in June’s seminar) will be applied repeatedly. But you do not have to have taken these courses to attend.
About the Instructor
Award-winning writer Eric Witchey’s background in theoretical linguistics, course development, and creative writing combine with over 27 years of full-time freelance experience to allow him to distill nebulous concepts normally attributed to talent or internalized through years of trial-and-error into clear, executable techniques writers can begin to practice immediately. These techniques have been tested in the marketplace, and he has sold 2 collections, 5 novels, and 150 short stories. His stories have appeared under several names, in multiple languages, and on 6 continents. Using the techniques he teaches, he has garnered many awards and accolades, including recognition from Writer’s of the Future, New Century Writers, Short Story America, the International Book Awards, the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Irish Aeon Awards, Writer’s Digest Awards, the Eric Hoffer Prose Awards, and a number of other organizations. His fiction how-to articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Writer Magazine, and other print and online sources.
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21,
Wordcrafters in Eugene Workshop
425 Lincoln St. | Eugene OR, 97401
Non Members $279
Other Fiction Fluency Seminars
- Controlling Story and Theme (June Fiction Fluency Seminar)
- Developing Story Top-down & Bottom-up (July Fiction Fluency Seminar)
- Manifesting Character in Text (August Fiction Fluency Seminar)
- Managing Multiple POVs (September Fiction Fluency Seminar)
- Nested Structures & Push-Pop Plots (October Fiction Fluency Seminar)