Fiction Fluency 2020 Coast Retreat

Write deeper, write faster, write better. Discover how readers internalize story in heart and mind with Eric Witchey’s Fiction Fluency Seminars.

Fiction Fluency Retreat with Eric Witchey

You have taken the Fiction Fluency seminars and found the power they support in your work, but you need more time with the concepts. Ideally, you’d like a place where you can practice with some oversight to help you avoid the inevitable mistakes and the time they consume. Oh, and you’d like it to be a lot of fun.

Here’s the answer. This 7-day retreat at the beautiful Aha Lodge in Yachats, Oregon, will include like-minded souls engaged in daily writing sessions, analysis of works in progress, and time for exploration and reflection. The days will be broken into four periods:

  • Creative time to work on your projects,
  • Theory and Technique Instruction,
  • Guided group analysis time to support growth in understanding of deconstruction and reconstruction of works in progress,
  • and free time for exploration, open discussion, or napping.

Come and have fun achieving fiction fluency.


The Fiction Fluency Coastal Retreat will be held at the Aha Lodge in Yachats on the Oregon coast (87 miles from Eugene). Attendance is limited to 8 participants, plus instructor and host.

Accommodations are in a private rental home. The 7-bedroom home is on 1.3 acres with ocean views and plenty of parking. The home features a full kitchen and 3.5 baths with linens, and towels provided.

Just bring your toiletries, writing materials, and your own meals, drinks, and snacks. There is a coffee pot; if you’re a coffee drinker, you might want to bring your own coffee.

Tuition includes all instruction and sleeping accommodations. Meals are not included. However, most folks participate in a volunteer-coordinated potluck.

NEW DATES: The weekend begins at 4pm Friday, Sept. 25, and goes until noon on Thursday, Oct 1.

Private Room with queen bed
$725 members | $815 nonmembers

Shared room with queen/full bed (2 per room)
$525 members | $595 nonmembers

Shared room with twin bed (3 per room in large room) FEMALE-IDENTIFIED PARTICIPANT ONLY for this shared room
$425 members | $475 nonmembers


PLEASE NOTE: meals are not provided. The home is equipped with a full kitchen to bring your own meals. Several local restaurants are nearby. Breakfast and lunch will be on your own (though we will all eat together). Most folks participate in the volunteer-coordinated potlucks for evening meals, and we may head out to restaurants a few evenings.

Friday evening meal arrangements will be discussed before the retreat starts. Options include pot luck, bringing your own meal, or going to a local restaurant.

This home is wheelchair accessible on the top floor where we gather to work and eat. Please let us know if you need any accessibility accommodations.

Please note: pets are not allowed (Service animals, of course, are welcome).

Eric Witchey – Instructor

Week-long retreat NEW DATES: Sept 25-Oct 1, 2020

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

Members $425-$725 | Nonmember $475-$815


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

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