Six Layered Scenes (May Fiction Fluency Seminar)

Six-Layered Scenes with Eric Witchey

Create six layer scenes to elicit emotional responses in your reader with the May Fiction Fluency Seminar.

You’ve collected motivations, mixed your characters, poured in their deep-drivers, and placed them into the literary oven of the scene. Once you’ve baked a story, there’s assembling to be done, and it’s important to sequence the layers and scenes appropriately so that the cake (ahem, story) can stand, and elicit an appropriate emotional response. In this seminar, we will be baking six layered scenes–with the following techniques: Opposition Pairs, Tactic Groups, Conflict Sets, Static Background, Dynamic Background, and Dynamic Foreground–we’ll layer these to deliver a complex, delicious shock to the taste buds in short, short stories, and then we’ll eat them too! Bring a story to deconstruct. After all, you have to taste a cake to make sure it’s good.  For the analysis and revision portion, you are encouraged to bring your own scenes and/or short, short stories of less than 1000 words.

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, May 18
1-5 pm
Sunday, May 19,
9-1 pm

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

Members $249
Non Members $279


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