The Mystery of Voice through Focus on the Character’s Moment

Join Eric Witchey for exercises in character perception, voice, and attitude. 

Upcoming Date(s)

Tuesday, May 2
3-4:30 PM Pacific Time

Thursday, May 11
6-7:30 PM Pacific Time

Workshops will be following with a 30 minute Q&A with Eric.

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$25 (Members save $10!)

Registration closes two days before each workshop (April 30 and May 9)

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Have you heard agents and editors say:

“We’re looking for unique voice,”

“The most important thing is an authentic voice”

“Your voice doesn’t grab me”

If you ever ask them what they mean they’ll likely say: “I know it when I see it.”

As a writer, you can’t afford such a nebulous understanding of voice.

You have to be able to know it, manipulate it, and make it seen.

Readers understand your writing through their ability to recognize patterns and relate them to one another. Revision requires you, the writer, to edit your work to support your readers in this process.

This workshop will demonstrate character-based, line-level revision choices to help your readers understand your stories. Through careful editing and understanding of voice, you can help your readers internalize the character and narrator voices in your stories.

Award-winning author Eric Witchey will demonstrate executable dramatic textual patterns, show you the critical elements to focus on, and reveal the power of changes within these patterns.

He’ll also show you how character background, agenda, and choice can be manipulated in your writing to create a consistent, unique experience of voice for your readers.

This workshop will include some theory, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation. You’ll leave with insights into your own character and narrative voice development as well as methods for evaluating a line of text to make effective editing choices.

You’ll also go home with a metaphoric magnifying lens to help you examine moment-by-moment voice revision choices in narrative and dialog.

Based on his background in theoretical linguistics, his experience selling fiction in 12 genres, and knowledge gleaned from creativity science and cognitive science, Eric Witchey has put together a group of practical tools writers can use to enhance, develop, and improve emotional impact on the reader.

This stand-alone workshop will offer participants 2 hrs of focused instruction, and give writers who are interested in the Fiction Fluency Seminar Series an opportunity to meet Eric and experience his teaching style. Eric will answer questions about the Fiction Fluency Seminar Series after the workshop.

About Eric Witchey

Eric Witchey has sold stories under several names and in 12 genres. His tales have been translated into multiple languages, and his credits include over 160 stories, including 5 novels and two collections. He has penned dozens of writing-related articles and essays, has taught over 200 conference seminars, at 2 universities, and at a community college. His work has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, Independent Publisher Book Awards, International Book Awards, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award Program, Short Story America, the Irish Aeon Awards, and other organizations. His How-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines.

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Fiction Fluency students receive:

  • MFA-level craft instruction without the time/financial commitment of a degree.
  • Direct Access to an Expert Teacher.
  • A community cohort of fellow writers who are committed to their craft.
  • Guided time to write and produce new work.