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About Eric M. Witchey
 
Eric M. Witchey

Eric Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer and communication consultant for over 25 years. In addition to producing many corporate non-fiction titles, he has sold more than 100 short stories and several novels. His stories have appeared in ten genres and on five continents. He has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer's Digest, 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. When not teaching or writing, he spends his time fly fishing or restoring antique, model locomotives.

 

Awards and Recognition

♦"Thought Clouds." Finalist in the Pen-2-Paper Award from the Coalition of Disabled Texans. Web published. 2015
♦"Forgotten Lore," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Second Place Prize and Finalist for Short Story America Award, 2013.
♦"Fitting for the Groom." Fourth Place. Spinetingler Magazine, UK. Dec. 2014
♦ "Fly, Denora Bird," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Finalist for Short Story America Award, 2013.
♦ "Cascade Sunrise," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Finalist for Short Story America Award, 2013
♦ "For Your Entertainment," Third Place Winner of the Aeon Award 2012 Short Fiction Contest.
♦ "Bosque Circular," Short Story America III Anthology. Third Place in the Short Story America Festival Contest. Sept. 2012. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "The Cell Door Opens," Short Story America III Anthology. Top Ten in the Short Story America Festival Contest. Sept. 2012. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Prose Award, 2011. “Reunion.” Published in Best New Writing 2012.
♦ Second Place in the Ralph Williams Memorial Short Story Contest, 2008. Science Fiction. "Ezekiel, Prophet to Bones."
♦ Third Place in the Ralph Williams Memorial Short Story Contest, 2008. Science fiction. "Service."
♦ Second Place 76th Annual Writer's Digest Short Fiction Contest Inspirational Category, 2007. "The Hero of Kill Devil Butte."
♦ Judge: 2005, Ralan's Clincher Contest. www.ralan.com
♦ Third Place www.ralan.com Grabber Contest 2004; "Stealing Faith."
♦ Honorable Mention Fantasist Contest, Dec. 2003. Accepted but not printed; "Purity of Blood and Courage."
♦ Honorable Mention Writer's Digest 2003 Genre Short Story contest; "Badger Love"
♦ Honorable Mention Writer's Digest 2003 Genre Short Story contest; "Bad Day Running Water to L.A.."
♦ First Place www.ralan.com Grabber Contest 2003; "Life and Death and Stealing Toads."
♦ Honorable Mention Writer's Digest 2001 Genre Short Story contest; "Grandma Vernon's Cookies."
♦ 2nd Place Writers of the Future Q3, 2000; "Dreams and Bones."
♦ Semi-finalist Writers of the Future Q1, 1999; "For Your Entertainment."
♦ 9th Place New Century Writers Novel Contest, 1999; "Echo."
♦ Finalist Calendar.atEros Erotic Fiction Contest, 2002; "Diver's Moon."
♦ Susan Petrey Award recipient, Clarion West 98.

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Novels and Collections

Professor Witchey's Miracle Mood Cure. 2016. Collection of short fiction by Eric Witchey. eBook and Trade Paper from IFD Publishing.
Bull’s Labyrinth. Novel. 2016. eBook and Trade Paper from IFD Publications
How I Met My Alien Bitch Lover: Book 1 of the Sunny World Inquisition Daily Letter Archives. 2012. IFD Publications.
Beyond the Serpent’s Heart. 2011. IFD Publications.
Fighting Mother's Echo, May, 2005. Fantastyka Wydanie Specjalie (Poland)
♦ New Century Writers Award, 1999: Fighting Mother's Echo.
♦ Clarion West attendance and scholarship won with novel excerpt, Darwin's Silence.
♦ Oregon Writer's Colony Anthology, In Our Own Voices 1998: Excerpt from novel in-progress, Fighting Mother's Echo.
♦ Oregon Writer's Colony Anthology, In Our Own Voices 1996: Excerpt from novel in-progress, Fighting Mother's Echo.

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Short Fiction: Literary/Little/Mainstream

♦ “Lost Island Story Hour” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “El Bosque Circular” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “The Cell Door Opened” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Mirages” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Forgotten Lore” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ "The Tequila Volcano,"Timberline Review. Summer, 2015.
♦ "Goodbye Home," Independent Ink Magazine Issue 12, Jan. 2014. Print and online.
♦ “Thought Clouds.” Finalist in the Pen-2-Paper Award from the Coalition of Disabled Texans. Web published. 2015.
♦ "Co-dependent Spectral Disorder." Short Story America Anthology Vol. IV.
♦ "Fly, Denora Bird," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Finalist for Short Story America Award, 2013. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "Forgotten Lore," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Finalist and 2nd Place for Short Story America Award, 2013. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "Cascade Sunrise," Short Story America IV Anthology. Blind, international competition. Finalist for Short Story America Award, 2013. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "Bosque Circular," Short Story America III Anthology (2013). Third Place in the Short Story America Festival Contest. Sept. 2012. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "The Cell Door Opens," Short Story America III Anthology (2013). Top Ten in the Short Story America Festival Contest. Sept. 2012. (print antho, e-antho, audio, e-single).
♦ "The Apple Sniper." IFD Publishing stand-alone ebook. 2012.
♦ “Lost Island Story Hour.” Short Story America II Anthology. 2012. Online single, Online antho, Print antho, audio.
♦ “Reunion.” Best New Writing 2012. Eric Hoffer Prose Award.
♦ “Mirages.” The Writer Magazine web site. November, 2010
♦ "Mirages.” Polyphony 7, July 2010. Only online.
♦ "The Hero of Kill Devil Butte.” Second Place 76th Annual Writer's Digest Short Fiction Contest Inspirational Category, 2007.
♦ "Forgotten Lore.” CDN Video presentation rights. June, 2006.
♦ "Daniel's Wagon.” Up Lights Christmas Anthology, 2007. Purchased but not printed.
♦ "Mud Fork Cottonmouth Expedition.” The Best of Polyphony, 2005. Accepted but not printed.
♦ "Mud Fork Cottonmouth Expedition.” Polyphony 4. August, 2004.
♦ "The Runner" originally "Small Courages.” American Intercultural Magazine (AIM) Spring, 2002.
♦ "Daniel's Wagon.” printed in the One Evening a Year anthology published by the Eugene Professional Writer's Workshops, Inc.
♦ "Masquerade" Poem. American Poetry Anthology. 1983.

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Short Fiction: Science Fiction

♦ “Aunt Linda's Egg Nog” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Worlds Apart” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Running Water to LA” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Polished to Perfection” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Wheels on the Bus” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Hopes of a Green Hero” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Ezekiel, Prophet to Bones” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Prime Time Religion” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Bibliophile” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ "Vincent's First Bass." Daily Science Fiction Magazine. Date of Publication, Father's Day, 2014.
♦ "For Your Entertainment." Third Place Winner of the Aeon Award 2012 Short Fiction Contest. Published in Albedo One Magazine in Ireland. Aug., 2013.
♦ "Beware the Boojum…" IFD Publishing stand-alone ebook novelette. 2013.
♦ "Brieanna's Constant.” The Writer Magazine web site, accompaniment to the print article “Enriching Character through Simile, Metaphor, and Symbol. Oct, 2010.
♦ "Can You See Me Now?” Realms 2: The Second Year of Clarkesworld Magazine. Anthology. March, 2010
♦ "Ezekiel, Prophet to Bones." Second Place in the Ralph Williams Memorial Short Story Contest, 2008. Science Fiction.
♦ "Service." Third Place in the Ralph Williams Memorial Short Story Contest, 2008. Science fiction.
♦ "Can You See Me Now?” Clarkesworld Magazine. Autumn issue, 2008.
♦ "Men Are From Mars; Women Are Intravenous" Space Squid. April, 2008
♦ "Dreams and Bones." Nowa Fantastyka. Dec. 2007
♦ "Bibliophile.” Nowa Fantastyka. July, 2007.
♦ "Running Water for L. A..” Jim Baen's Universe, Vol. 3, #1. June, 2007
♦ "Brieanna's Constant.” Selected for Best of Jim Baen's Universe, 2006. Published, 2007.
♦ "Bibliophile.” CDN Video presentation rights. June, 2006
♦ "Prime Time Religion.” CDN Video presentation rights. June, 2006
♦ "Service.” CDN Video presentation rights. June, 2006
♦ "Brieanna's Constant.” Jim Baen's Universe Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 1. May, 2006.
♦ "Christmas Eve on Able Flight.” December, 2005. www.forteanbureau.com.
♦ "Voyeur.” Meisha Merlin Press, Low Port Anthology. Summer, 2003
♦ "Bad Day Running Water to L.A.." Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest 2003 Genre Short Story contest.
♦ "Dreams and Bones.” Writers of the Future Q3, 2000; L. Ron Hubbard presents The Writers of the Future. Anthology #17.
♦ "Prime Time Religion.” sold but not printed; Eugene Register Guard
♦ "For Your Entertainment.” Writers of the Future Honorable Mention Q1, 1999
♦ Echo. 9th Place, New Century Writer Novel Contest, 1999.

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Short Fiction: Fantasy

♦ “Circus Circus” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Lindeman’s Life” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Wheel of Fortune” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “To Build a Boat” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “In the Garden of Hapikern” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ "Hold the Moon" ROAR Anthology #6. Fall, 2015.
♦ "Circus Circus." Circus: Fantasy under the Big Top. Eketarina Sedia, ed. Prime Books. Oct. 2012.
♦ "To Build a Boat, Listen to Trees." IFD Publishing stand-alone ebook novelette. 2012.
♦ "Opacity and the Death Editor.” w/ Alan M. Clark. Boneyard Babies. A Bizzaro Anthology. Eraserhead Press. Sept. 2010
♦ "Hold the Moon.” Dark Wine and Stars anthology: Cat's Eye New Bella Anthology. June, 2010.
♦ "Conrad’s New Shoe Goo.” Boneyard Babies. A Bizzaro Anthology. Eraserhead Press. Sept. 2010.
♦ "Circus Circus.” Realms of Fantasy Magazine. February, 2007.
♦ "Christmas Spice Cookies.” Up Lights Christmas Anthology for 2007 Holiday Season. Purchased but not printed.
♦ "Bat Baby and Big Foot vs. The Blood Trucking Vampire.” CDN Video presentation rights. June, 2006.
♦ "Christmas Spice Cookies.” Story House. December, 2005. Accepted again. Not printed.
♦ "Stealing Faith.” www.ralan.com Spectravaganza anthology. Oct. 2003 (Third Place, Grabber Contest).
♦ "Life and Death and Stealing Toads.” June, 2005. Nowa Fantastyka (Poland).
♦ "Batbaby and Bigfoot vs. The Blood Trucking Vampires.” August, 2004. www.forteanbureau.com.
♦ "The Tao of Flynn.” March, 2006. Nowa Fantastyka (Poland). Published 2005.
♦ "The Tao of Flynn.” April, 2004 Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
♦ "Purity of Blood and Courage.” Fantasists Anthology. December, 2003 Accepted. Not printed.
♦ "Christmas Spice Cookies.” Story House. December, 2003 Accepted. Not printed.
♦ "Life and Death and Stealing Toads.” www.ralan.com Spectravaganza anthology. Oct. 2003 (First Place, Grabber Contest)
♦ "Hold the Moon.” Vol. #4; Frequency Audio Magazine. Sold, Not Printed (SNP).
♦ "Hold the Moon.” Kinships Magazine. SNP.
♦ "Lindeman's Life.” June, 2002 Realms of Fantasy Magazine

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Short Fiction: Horror

♦ "Codependent Spectral Disorder." Short Story America, Vol. V. 2016.
♦ “Life and Death and Stealing Toads” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “A Fitting for the Groom” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “The Fix in Mr. Giovelli’s Bandit” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ “Whispering Canyon” Prof. Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure. Ingredients: Tales of Magic, Strangeness, Wonder, and Mystery. IFD Publishing Print and Ebook. July, 2016.
♦ "Codependent Spectral Disorder." Shadow Spinners Anthology. Oct. 2015.
♦ "Fitting for the Groom." Fourth Place. Spinetingler Magazine, UK. Dec. 2014.
♦ "Scare Tactic.” Dark Discoveries Magazine. 2007
♦ "Collaboration.” Poem. Surreal Magazine. September, 2005
♦ "The Fix in Mr. Giovelli's Bandit.” TripleTree Press. Ghosts at the Coast anthology, 2005
♦ "Confession for a Heart of Stone.” Fortean Bureau. Oct. 2003.

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Short Fiction: Romance and Erotica

♦ "Diver's Moon.” IFD Publishing stand-alone short story. 2012. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur).
♦ "Seducing Storms.” IFD Publishing stand-alone short story. 2012. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur).
♦ "Roxie’s Jackhammer.” Oysters and Chocolate online Magazine. Sept. 2010. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur)
♦ "Nan and the New Spinners.” Moon Washed Kisses. Sept. 2010. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur)
♦ "She Blossoms in Mine Tailings.” Quantum Kiss Online Magazine.
♦ "Diver's Moon.” The Mammoth Books Best New Erotica 3. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur)
♦ "Grandma Vernon's Cookies.” Short Stuff for Adults Magazine. Valentine's Day issue, Feb. 2003.
♦ "Badger Love.” Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest 2003 Genre Short Story contest.
♦ "Diver's Moon.” e-book anthology. December, 2002, Calendar.atEros. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur).
♦ "Seducing Storms.” The Mammoth Books Best New Erotica 2. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur).
♦ "Seducing Storms.” Clean Sheets online magazine; April, 2001. (Pen name: E.M. Arthur).
♦ "Grandma Vernon's Cookies.” Honorable Mention, Writer's Digest 2001 Genre Short Story contest.

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Short Fiction: YA, Outdoor, Crime

♦ "Bats, Bushes, and Barbless Hooks." Anthology, UK. 2015.
♦ "Wheel of Fortune.” CICADA Magazine. Accepted but not printed.
Short Fiction, Outdoor Adventure:
♦ "The Golden Spike.” Lost Treasures Magazine, 1987.
Short Fiction, Mystery / Crime:
♦ "On The Program.” Thug Lit. www.Thuglit.com, 2006

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Writing-related Books and Articles

♦ “The Story Shaman’s Gift.” Shadow Spinners Blog. 2016.
♦ “OMG! Story is Fractal!” Shadow Spinners Blog. 2016.
♦ “10 Eric Witchey.” Interviewed by Jennifer Roland. 10 Takes: Pacific Northwest Writers, Perspectives on Writing. GladEye Press. August, 2015.
♦ “Writers Talk to Strangers.” Shadow Spinners Blog. 2015.
♦ “Create the Narrative that Creates Our Future.” Shadow Spinners Blog. 2015.
♦ “Tales and the Walk-by Hugging.” Shadow Spinners Shared Blog. 2015.
♦ “Realerism: Why Does this Story Feel More Real than That One?” Write on the Sound Conference Web Site. 2015
♦ “Uniquely Normal is Not Broken: My Best Brain Hack.” Shadow Spinners Shared Blog. 2015
♦ “Tell a Story; Change the World.” Shadow Spinners Shared Blog. 2015
♦ “The Monte Carlo Process” Shadow Spinners Shared Blog. 2015
♦ "What the Hell is Subtext?" Shadow Spinners, 2015.
♦ "When Should I Write?" Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "Embrace the Suck." Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "Is a Story a Wave or a Particle?" Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "What’s the Difference between One Genre and Another?" Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "Discussion of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." KMUZ Radio Interview. Feb. 23, 2014. 3pm.
♦ "Can I Keep my Rhetorical Questions?" Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "Fish Every Cast." Shadow Spinners, 2014.
♦ "Whose Ride is It?" Shadow Spinners, 2013.
♦ "Living with the Gap: or, Embrace the Suck." Shadow Spinners, 2013.
♦ "The Hero's Journey is between the Coffee Pot and the Keyboard." Shadow Spinners, 2013.♦ ♦ “Extreme Characterization.” The Writer Magazine. Oct. 2011.
♦ “Teun VanDijkt, Walter Kintsch, and Bizzaro Tales” An essay on why the Bizzaro fiction experiments work. Bizzaro Fiction Anthology. June. 2010
♦ “Enriching Characterization with Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols.” The Writer Magazine. Oct. 2010
♦ Willamette Writers Email Newsletter: Writing Tip: "Examining Emotional Links between Characters and the Reader." June, 2010.
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "Anatomy of a Scene." Dec. 2009
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "Conflict." Nov. 2009
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "Interpreting Setting." Oct. 2009
♦ "The Key to Character-driven Stories." Writer's Digest Guide to Creativity. Sept. 2009.
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "Choosing Between First and Third." Sept., 2009
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "Third Person Usage." August, 2009
♦ TripleTree Press Monthly Newsletter: "First Person Usage." July, 2009
♦ Willamette Writers Email Newsletter: Writing Tip: "Examining Emotional Links between Characters and the Reader." January, 2009.
♦ The Writer Magazine: How To -- "Turn Vague Critiques into Sharp Revisions." January, 2009.
♦ The Writer Magazine web site: "The Care and Feeding of a High-functioning Critique Group." December, 2008.
♦ The Writer Magazine: How To -- "Exploit Your Clichés." September, 2008.
♦ The Writer Magazine: How To -- "Emotion-Driven Fiction." September, 2007.
♦ Northwest Ink: How To -- "Exploiting Rhetorical Questions." Fall, 2005.
♦ Writer's Digest Magazine: How To -- "The Logic of Emotion" July, 2005.
♦ Clarion West Newsletter: How To -- "Party Your Way to Publication: How to Host a Parallel Play Party" June, 2005.
♦ Northwest Ink: How To -- "Hosting a Tales in the Mail Party." Spring, 2004.
♦ Idaho Sisters In Crime: How To – "Voice." Part of the Toolbox series. Jan. 04.
♦ Northwest Ink: How To – "Passive Language vs. Passive Voice." Part of the Turning Bad Critiques into Good Revisions series. Nov. 03.
♦ Writers of the Future Harold; June 30th, 2004. Issue 9. The Machine in Eugene -- a history of the Wordos in Writers of the Future.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Terry Brooks', Sometimes the Magic Works.
♦ Nexus Newsletter: "Indirect Dialog" – an example of the power of indirect dialog in conflict to reveal character and create tension.
♦ Northwest Ink: Author's Toolbox – "What Goes First Comes First." Tools for creative writing.
♦ Northwest Ink: Author's Toolbox – "Indirect Dialog" Tools for creative writing.
♦ Northwest Ink: Author's Toolbox – Examples of a method of characterizing concepts and tools for creative writing in order to internalize the concepts or tools.
♦ TaleBones Magazine: Review of Ray Vukcevich's Collection, Welcome to the Moon Room.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Bruce Holland Roger's Collection, Wind Over Heaven.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Bruce Holland Roger's Collection, Flaming Arrows.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Ray Vukcevich's Collection, Welcome to the Moon Room.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Ray Vukcevich's Collection, Welcome to the Moon Room.
♦ Pacific Northwest Writers Association Newsletter: Article, “Is Your Critique Group Working for You?”
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Article, “Wordos Stories In-Print.”
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Article, “Wordos Awards.”
♦ TaleBones Magazine: Review of Leslie What's short story collection, Sweet and Sour Tongue.
♦ TaleBones Magazine: Review of Kay Kenyon's novel, Tropic of Creation.
♦ TaleBones Magazine: Review of Jerry Oltion's novel, Abandon in Place.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Leslie What's short story collection, Sweet and Sour Tongue.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Kay Kenyon's novel, Tropic of Creation.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Jerry Oltion's novel, Abandon in Place.
♦ Oregon Writer's Colony ColonyGram: Interview with Nebula Winner, Leslie What.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Ray Vukcevich's novel, Man of Maybe Half a Dozen Faces.
♦ Writer’s Northwest Magazine: Review of Kay Kenyon’s novel, Rift.
♦ Writer's Northwest Magazine: Interview with Steve Perry.
♦ Writer's Northwest Magazine: Interview with Elizabeth DeVoss.
♦ Writer's Northwest Magazine: Article, "The Clarion West Experience."
♦ Writer's Northwest Magazine: Article on writing process, "Whose Story Is It?"
♦ Writer's Northwest Handbook, Blue Heron Press: Article, "Creating and Managing Critique Groups."
♦ Oregon Writer's Colony ColonyGram: Misc. articles on grammar and usage in fiction.
♦ Colorado State University Press: The Presentation of Fiction in the Computer Medium; 1988, 140 pp.

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Fiction-related Seminars and Conference Teaching

♦ Writer in Residence: Ghost Story Weekend by WordCrafters in Eugene. McKenzie River Mt. Resort. October, 28th-30th.
♦ Teacher: “The Power of the Irreconcilable Self.” Willamette Writers Conference. August 11th-14th, 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Using Premise to Hit Your Dramatic Targets.” Willamette Writers Conference. August 11th-14th, 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Controlling Story Layers with ED ACE.” Willamette Writers Conference. August 11th-14th, 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Write a Story NOW: Fast Fiction Prototyping with Premise, Irreconcilable Self, and ED ACE.” Willamette Writers Conference. August 11th-14th, 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Creating and Revision Emotion-driven Fiction.” Friday Master’s Class. South Coast Writers Conference. Feb. 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Transform from a Reader to a Writer.” South Coast Writers Conference. Feb. 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Levers, Ratchets, and Buttons.” South Coast Writers Conference. Feb. 2016.
♦ Teacher: “From Premise to Word Choice.” Mt. Shasta retreat. Story analysis on completed novels. Jan. 2016.
♦ Teacher: “Emotion-driven Story.” WordCrafters four-week seminar. Oct. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Other-Based Writing.” Willamette Writers Conference. Aug. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Care and Feeding of your Writers Group.” Willamette Writers Conference. Aug. 2015.
♦ Consultant: “Advanced Manuscript Critique” Willamette Writers Conference. Aug. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Make ‘em Laugh; Make ‘em Cry: Emotion Driven Fiction.” Writers on the Sound Conference. Oct. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Managing the Reader’s Mind during Revision.” Writers on the Sound Conference. Oct. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Write a Story Now.” Writers on the Sound Conference. Oct. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Emotion-driven Fiction.” Half Day Seminar. Writers on the Sound Conference. Oct. 2015.
♦ Teacher: “ED ACE and the Irreconcilable Self.” WordSpring Conference in Chico, CA. April 24-26th, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Fast and Furious Tales.” WordSpring Conference in Chico, CA. April 24-26th, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Fast Story Prototyping.” Willamette Writers River Chapter. April 11th, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Building Story from Attitude.” Full Seminar. Willamette Writers Portland, OR. April 18th, 2015.
♦ Speaker: “Building Story from Attitude.” Evening chat. Willamette Writers Portland, OR. April 7, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “The Devil’s in the Details.” WordCrafters of Eugene Conference Seminar. March 20-22, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Patterns of Success and Patterns of Failure” WordCrafters of Eugene Conference Seminar. March 20-22, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Creativity is a Skill to Practice” WordCrafters of Eugene Conference Seminar. March 20-22, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “How the Reader Breaks Your Writing” WordCrafters of Eugene Conference Seminar. March 20-22, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Emotion-driven Fiction.” WordCrafters of Eugene Four Day Pre-Conference Seminar. March 16-19, 2015.
♦ Teacher: “Ghost Story Weekend Intensive.” WordCrafters of Eugene. Oct. 24-26, 2014.
♦ Teacher: “Character IS Conflict.” Writers on the Sound. Oct. 3-5.
♦ Teacher: “Everything Depends on where You Stand when You Look.” Writers on the Sound. Oct. 3-5.
♦ Teacher: “Character-driven Plotting.” Coast Chapter of Willamette Writers. Sept. 21, 2014.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Production and Revision." Sept. 14th, 2014. Full Day Seminar for the San Antonio Writer’s Guild.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Production and Revision." Sept. 13th, 2014. Full Day Seminar for the San Antonio Writer’s Guild.
♦ Teacher: Topic "How the Reader Breaks Your Writing." Sept. 12th, 2014 A dinner seminar for the San Antonio Writer’s Guild.
♦ Teacher: Topic "A Weekend at Marjorie’s: Story Development and Revision." Sept. 6th-9thth, 2014. San Antonio Writer’s Group.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Fast Story Testing." May 14th, 2014. Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Monthly Meeting.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Character IS Conflict." Word Crafters Conference. Eugene, Oregon. March, 2014.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Emotion-driven Fiction." Word Crafters Conference. Eugene, Oregon. March, 2014.
♦ Teacher: Topic "How the Reader Breaks Your Writing." Word Crafters Conference. Eugene, Oregon. March, 2014.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Write a Story NOW!" Word Crafters Conference. Eugene, Oregon. March, 2014.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Write a Story NOW!" Short Story America Conference. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 26th-29th, 2013.
♦ Teacher: Topic "Teaching Your Characters to Drive Your Story." Short Story America Conference. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 26th-29th, 2013.
♦ Teacher: Topic "How the Reader Breaks Your Writing." Short Story America Conference. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 26th-29th, 2013.
♦ Teacher: Topic "How the Reader Breaks Your Writing." Salem Chapter Willamette Writers. Fall, 2013.
♦ Teacher: "The Reader's Climax Depends on Your Foreplay." Mid-Valley Willamette Writers. March 7th, 2013.
♦ Teacher: "Heart and Soul Sells." Willamette Writers House. Dec. 2012.
♦ Teacher: "Generating Ideas." Young Willamette Writers meeting at Old Church. Oct. 2012.
♦ Teacher: "ED ACE and the ABCs of Short Fiction." Short Story America Festival. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 21st, 2012.
♦ Teacher: "The Mystery of Voice." Short Story America Festival. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 22nd, 2012.
♦ Teacher: "Write a Short Story NOW." Short Story America Festival. Beaufort, South Carolina. Sept. 23rd, 2012.
♦ Teacher: "Extreme Characterization: Irreconcilable Self." Willamette Writer's Conference, Aug. 2012
♦ Teacher: "Achieving Fiction Fluency: Story as a Second Language." Willamette Writer's Conference, Aug. 2012
♦ Teacher: “Managing Conflict with Levers Ratchets and Buttons.” Southern Willamette Writers. May, 2012.
♦ Teacher: “Extreme Characterization.” Willamette Writers Monthly Meeting. Mar. 2012.
♦ Teacher: “Write and Sell a Story in 90 Minutes.” Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference. Ajijic, Mexico. Jan. 2012
♦ Teacher: “Non-fiction for Fun and Profit.” Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference. Ajijic, Mexico. Jan. 2012
♦ Teacher: “Write and Sell a Short Story in 90 Minutes.” A short seminar for the Oregon Author’s Series. Wilsonville, Oregon. May, 2011.
♦ Teacher: “Variations on a Scene.” A short seminar in managing and manipulating scene structure. Willamette Writer’s Conference. August, 2010
♦ Teacher: “Lever, Ratchets, and Buttons.” A short seminar in emotional manipulation of characters. Willamette Writer’s Conference. August, 2010
♦ Teacher: “Inside A Scene.” A one-day seminar on the internal structure and development of dramatic scenes. Oregon Writers Colony. January, 2010.
♦ Teacher: “Purpose and Position of Scenes.” A one-day seminar on organization and use of dramatic scenes. Oregon Writers Colony. January, 2010.
♦ Teacher: Short Fiction for Fun, Money, and Skill: Contests, E-Markets, Magazines, Anthologies, and Collections. Willamette Writers' Conference. Portland, OR. August, 2009.
♦ Teacher: ABC(s) of Saleable Fiction: Agenda, Back Story, Conflict, and (s)etting. Willamette Writers' Conference. Portland, OR. August, 2009.
♦ Teacher: The Mystery of Voice. Willamette Writers' Conference. Portland, OR. August, 2009.
♦ Teacher: ED ACE and The ABCs of Fiction. PIMA Writers' Workshop. Tucson, AZ. May, 2009.
♦ Teacher: You Didn't Get a New Brain Just Because You Started Writing. PIMA Writers' Workshop. Tucson, AZ. May, 2009.
♦ Teacher: Short Stories for Fun and Profit. A five week seminar on creative process. Tea Party Bookshop. Salem, OR. Spring, 2009.
♦ Panelist: Magical Realism. Oregon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. November, 2008
♦ Panelist: Critiquing Writing: Why and How. Oregon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. November, 2008
♦ Panelist: Does Every Rock and Tree Need Its Own Language?. Oregon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. November, 2008
♦ Moderator: How Has a Writer's Workshop Affected my Life. Oregon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. November, 2008
♦ Moderator: Writing When the Brain is Mush. Oregon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. November, 2008
♦ Teacher: Become Your Own Story Doctor. Eight-week course for private group. Sept. 2008-Oct. 2008.
♦ Teacher: Beat The Demons: Replace Resistance and Procrastination with Persistence and Production. For Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2008.
♦ Teacher: Exploit the Power of Myth from Your Life. For Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2008.
♦ Teacher: From K-Mart to Tears: Setting is NOT Character; Character IS Setting. For Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2008.
♦ Teacher: Write A Story Now. For Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2008.
♦ Teacher: Story Analysis for contributing clients of Whidbey Island MFA program contest, Aug. 2007.
♦ Teacher: Story Analysis for paying clients of Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2007.
♦ Teacher: ABCs of Emotion-Driven Fiction. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2007.
♦ Teacher: The Practice Effect. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2007.
♦ Teacher: Story As A Second Language. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2007.
♦ Teacher: Beyond Critique Seminar, Eugene-based Wordos Crit Group. Sept. 26th, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Novel Revision. Creative Development Network, Aug. 2006 to Oct. 2006.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Fiction. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2006.
♦ Teacher: Write a Story in A Day. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2006.
♦ Teacher: Revise a Story in A Day. Willamette Writers Conference, Aug. 2006.
♦ Panelist: How To Get The Most Out of Your Writer's Conference. Creative Development Network Second Thursday at Jackson's Books in Salem, OR. July 13th, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Short Fiction Seminar. Tacoma Writer's Conference, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Market a Story in a Day: Teacher. Creative Development Network. Lake Oswego, Oregon. March, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Build a Story in a Day: Teacher. Creative Development Network. Lake Oswego, Oregon. February, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Revise a Story in a Day: Teacher. Creative Development Network. Lake Oswego, Oregon. February, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Market a Story in a Day: Teacher. Creative Development Network. Salem, Oregon. February, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Write-in-Crete. Ten day seminar co-taught with Bruce Holland Rogers on the island of Crete. May, 2006 -- Cancelled.
♦ Teacher: Two Day Seminar on Developing Emotion-Driven Short Fiction . Gig Harbor Writer's Group -- March, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Subject Logic of Emotion. Gig Harbor Writer's Group -- Oct. 22-23, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Subject Logic of Emotion. Creative Development Network; Salem Library Writer's Group -- Sept. 10, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Novel Analysis Group. Creative Development Network -- July-Nov., 2005.
♦ Teacher: Short Story Analysis Group. Creative Development Network -- Oct. 18th, 2005 - March, 2006.
♦ Teacher: Subject Logic of Emotion. Dinner seminar. Willamette Writer's Conference. July 5th, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Fiction. Medford Chapter of Willamette Writers. June 4th, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Write-in-Crete. Ten day seminar co-taught with Bruce Holland Rogers on the island of Crete. May, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Saturday Academy. Creative Development Network Six-month custom course in fiction. March-September, 2005.
♦ Teacher: with Diana Rogers. Parallel Play and Productivity. One week course in goals and techniques of production. March, 2005.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Fiction. Full-day seminar. Oregon Writer's Colony. March, 2005: Course Cancelled.
♦ Teacher: Course Title TBA. Gig Harbor Writer's Conference. April, 2005: Conference Cancelled.
♦ Teacher: Setting the Mood. Creative Development Network in County Medical Society in Salem, OR. Feb. 2005.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Fiction. Creative Development Network @ Jackson's Books in Salem. Jan. 2005.
♦ Private Tutoring: 2004 to Ongoing.
♦ Teacher: Emotion-Driven Fiction. Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter. Oct. 2004.
♦ Teacher: with Diana Rogers. Parallel Play and Productivity. Four Day course in goals and techniques of production. September, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Seduction and Sensualization in Fiction. Willamette Writers Conference. Aug, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Crafting Commercial Short Fiction. Willamette Writers Conference. Aug, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Evocation vs. Exposition: Emotion-driven Fiction. Willamette Writers Conference. Aug, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Commercial Fiction: Write Fast and Write Well, Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference; July, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Opening Lines that Hypnotize, Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference; July, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Writer-in-Residence. Emotion-Driven Fiction. Oregon Writer's Colony. June, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Weekend Seminar: Fabulous Finishes, Oregon Writer's Colony; May, 2004.
♦ Panelist: "Revision - Be Your Own Best Editor." Norwescon 24; April, 2004.
♦ Panelist: "Rejection Survival Guide." Norwescon 24; April, 2004.
♦ Panelist, "Quick and Dirty Book Evaluation." Norwescon 24; April, 2004.
♦ Panelist, "Plot - Things to Do After Page 1." Norwescon 24; April, 2004.
♦ Panelist, "Writers of the Future -- Winning and Leveraging." Norwescon 24; April, 2004.
♦ Teacher: "Endings Come From Beginnings" and "Getting Emotion to the Reader" Digging Deeper Seminars. Oregon Coast, March, 2004.
♦ Teacher: Ten Week Intensive: Make Mistakes Faster - Principles of Short Fiction and Criticism; Private Clients. April. 04 to June 04.
♦ Teacher: Ten Week Intensive: Principles of Commercial Fiction and Criticism; Private Clients. Jan. 04 to March 04.
♦ Teacher: Witch's Salem Circle: A ten week course in application of principled criticism to peer work. Salem, Or. September, 03 to January, 04.
♦ Teacher: Forming and Managing A Principled Critique Group: Custom course for private clients @ Tin House in Portland, OR; August – October, 2003.
♦ Teacher: Voice + Desire + Risk = Good Story: a multi-day seminar using character voice and character motivation to drive short fiction. Oregon Writers Colony seminar. February, 2003.
♦ Speaker; Wordos Writer's Group: Care and Feeding of a Critic Group – Orycon 24. November, 2002.
♦ Speaker; Writing Workshops and Conferences, Uses and Abuses - OWC, PNWA, Willamette Writers, Clarion, Clarion West etc…– Orycon 24. November, 2002.
♦ Teacher: From First Line to The Mailbox – Commercial Fiction Writing Intensive, Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference, 2002.
♦ Moderator/Panelist: Opening Lines that Grab, Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference, 2002.
♦ Teacher: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Criticism Masters Class, Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference, 2002.
♦ Teacher: Revision Tools Workshop, Oregon Writers Colony seminar. May, 2002.
♦ Co-speaker with Steve Perry, Oregon Writers Colony Presents. . . "If you don't have writing talent, can you get it?" January 28th, 2002.
♦ Teacher: "Grammar for Fiction Writers.” Oregon Writer's Colony seminar. Jan. 19th, 2002.
♦ Panelist: The Clarion Experience, Orycon, 2001.
♦ Moderator/Panelist: Surviving Criticism, Orycon, 2001.
♦ Moderator/Panelist: Effective Symbolism, Orycon, 2001.
♦ Panelist: Can Writing Be Taught? Jantzen Beach, OR. Barnes and Noble benefit for the Susan Petrey Foundation. (with Steve Perry, K.W. Jeter, and Mary Rosenblum) July 14, 2001.
♦ Teacher: Character and Setting: Attitude and Significance – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2001.
♦ Moderator: Awards and Contests Panel– Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2001.
♦ Moderator: Speculative Fiction Panel– Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2001.
♦ Panelist: Wordos, The Care and Breeding of Your Crit Group – Westercon, 2001.
♦ Panelist: Constructive Criticism – World Horror Convention, 2001.
♦ Panelist: Nuts and Bolts, What they didn't Teach You in College – World Horror Convention, 2001.
♦ Panelist: The Business of Writing - Orycon, 2000. Janna Silverstein, moderator.
♦ Teacher: Constructive Criticism – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2000.
♦ Moderator: Literature vs. Genre Panel – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2000.
♦ Moderator: Science Fiction Panel – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 2000.
♦ Moderator: Science Fiction Panel – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 1999.
♦ Teacher: Constructive Criticism – Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Conference, 1999.
♦ Teacher: Constructive Criticism – Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference, 1998.
♦ Teacher: Constructive Criticism – Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference, 1997.
♦ Panelist: Library Research Methods – Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference, 1997.
♦ Teacher: Internet as a Writer's Tool – Pacific Northwest Writer's Conference, 1997.
♦ Teacher: Grammar Boot Camp – Oregon Writer's Colony.
♦ Teacher: Mythic Structure – Oregon Writer's Colony.
♦ Teacher: Creating and Managing Criticism Groups – One hour to three day workshops for Oregon Writer's Colony.
♦ Teacher: Freelance Writing as a Profession – Portland Chapter of Society of Technical Communications.
♦ Participant: Mentoring Program in Professional Writing – Beaverton, OR. School District.

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