ED ACE: Emotional-Causal Story

Character-driven story is something all writers strive for, but how do we know when we’ve gotten there?

Have you ever written a story that almost works and then been unable to fix it? Have you ever stared at the blank page and wondered where to start?

Either way, the ED ACE tool presented in this seminar by award-winning writer Eric Witchey will help you find or untangle the heart of your story.

Eric’s understanding of how the reader processes story internally and what that means in terms of technique for writers who want to wow their readers has been distilled into this simple, extremely powerful tool. Once you see it work, you will see it at the heart of every story, memoir, TV show, and film.

This seminar will include some theory, some demonstration, and a lot of fun hands-on experimentation. You will walk away with insights into the heart of your stories and and a useful tool to create them.


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, Short Story America, the International Book Awards, the Independent Publishers Book Awards, the Irish Aeon Awards, and Writer’s Digest Awards. His fiction how-to articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest, The Writer Magazine, and numerous other print and online sources. Find Eric online here.

Thursday, February 20, 6-8 pm

Wordcrafters in Eugene Workshop
425 Lincoln St. | Eugene OR, 97401

Members $39
Non Members $49

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