Managing Multiple POVs with Eric Witchey
Discover how to lace plots and characters together, and build tension along the way in this September Fiction Fluency Seminar.
So you’ve got more than one POV protagonist. Maybe you’ve got more than that. How the hell do manage them? How do all of these stories interact and build tension along the way? No matter how many protagonists you have, each individual should build the greater story. We’ll talk about ways to manage the chaos through techniques like story lacing, suspense, and pacing, as well as various ways to structure your narrative, including: chronological switch-back plotting, and non-chronological dramatic support for multiple story-lines and/or subplots. You’ll also get practical tips and tricks for using Word processors and spreadsheets, index cards, or programs like Scrivener for production management tools.
This seminar builds on Control Statements (June’s Seminar), Thematic Control (July’s Seminar), and ED ACE (April’s Seminar). Some understanding of this material is recommended, but not required 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, September 14,
Sunday, September 15,
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)