Nested Structures & Push-Pop Plots with Eric Witchey
Up your story game by managing your reader’s innate puzzle-solving skills in this October Fiction Fluency Seminar.
Readers don’t necessarily need events and information in chronological order. Our minds are wired to organize chronologically and solve puzzles, so the management of reader inferencing can really up your story game. We’ll talk about how and when to interrupt scenes, story threads, sub-plots, or backstory to increase suspense and build reader investment through pacing. We will also explore experimental stories and the use of nested scenes and other story elements. While previous seminars are not required, the techniques presented will be more powerful in conjunction with September’s seminar regarding Multiple POV Construction.
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, October 12,
Sunday, October 13,
Wordcrafters in Eugene Workshop
425 Lincoln St. | Eugene OR, 97401
Non Members $279