Revising to Sell with Eric Witchey
Find and court your readership in this December Fiction Fluency Seminar.
It’s one thing to finish a story and another to turn it into a product, which is, fortunately or not, the way your words meet your readers. How do you find your market? Which are the best places for your work? How do you sift through them all? Where and how do you submit? How do you keep track of it all? What is tiering? The business of selling is an entirely separate practice from the craft of creation. We’ll talk about tweaking the story depending on where you’re submitting, the publishing process, and get into the nitty details: Cover letters for short stories, query letters, the difference between an agent and editor, writing a synopses vs. a scene synopsis vs. a Treatment. We’ll also talk about inevitable rejection, and critique groups, how they work, and how to find them, and more.
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, December 7,
Sunday, December 8,
Wordcrafters in Eugene Workshop
425 Lincoln St. | Eugene OR, 97401
Non Members $279