Eric Witchey's Calendar
 

Eric M. Witchey's Events

and Appearances

Eric M. Witchey wears a number of hats. His compulsion, and he means that word clinically when he uses it, drives him to understand how his written words cause results in the mind and heart of the reader. To that end, he has worked freelance for over 25 years as a full-time communication consultant, a student of written communication, a writer of tales, a ghost writer, a business writer, an analyst, a technical writer, a course developer, a corporate trainer, a college instructor, a seminar instructor, and a private tutor.

While this web site calendar is primarily for fans of his fiction, it also occassionally includes events that support his other activities. Mr. Witchey does not really make a strong distinction between one type of writing and another. Rather, he focuses on audience perception and appropriate use of technique. When teaching fiction writers, he is fond of saying, "I have only one rule. Affect the reader's emotions. Everything else is a technique."

2019

Many, but not all, of the following events are coordinated by WordCrafters in Eugene, the Willamette Writers organization, WordSpring, or the Lake Chapala Writers Conference. Click on the names of the organizations in this paragraph for additional information on the group and their activities.

¨         Jan. 19th and 20th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Establishing the Foundations of Your Creative Life,"

¨         Feb. 2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers Mid-Valley First Thursday. “Because, Because and the Six-Layered Scene.”

¨         Feb. 16th and 17th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Creating and Finding Ideas."

¨         March 5th, 6th, and 7th 2019. Teacher: Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference: “Fiction Fluency: Write a Story NOW.”

¨         March 5th, 6th, and 7th 2019. Teacher: Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference: “Fiction Fluency: Vertical Story and Horizontal Story.”

¨        March 5th, 6th, and 7th 2019. Teacher: Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference: “Fiction Fluency: Emotion-driven Fiction and Building a Scene.”

¨         March 5th, 6th, and 7th 2019. Teacher: Lake Chapala Writer’s Conference: “Fiction Fluency: The Story of Story.”

¨        March 16th and 17th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Developing Deep Drivers for Characters."

¨         April 6th and 7th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Creating and Managing the Building Blocks of Scene by Using ED ACE."

¨        April 26-28, 2019. Teacher: WordSpring, Chico, CA.

¨         May 4-10, 2019. Writer-in-Residence: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Fiction Fluency at the Coast"

¨         May 11th, 2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers, Corvallis. Write Here; Write Now Mini-Conference.

¨         May 18th and 19th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Building Six-Layered Scenes and Combining The Layers Into Short, Short Stories."

¨         June 22nd and 23rd, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Controlling Story and Theme in Short and Long Fiction."

¨         July 20th and 21st, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Developing Story Top-down and Bottom-up."

¨         Aug. 2-4th  2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers 50th Anniversary Conference. TBA.

¨         Aug. 2-4th  2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers 50th Anniversary Conference. TBA. Aug. 2-4th  2019.2019.

¨         Aug. 2-4th  2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers 50th Anniversary Conference. TBA. Aug. 2-4th  2019.2019.

¨         Aug. 2-4th  2019. Teacher: Willamette Writers 50th Anniversary Conference. Intensive Seminar.

¨         Aug. 17th and 18th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Manifesting Character in Text: Voice, Tone, Distance, Subjectivity, Choice of Person."

¨         Sept.14th and 15th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Managing Multiple POV Construction."

¨         Oct. 12th and 13th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Building Nested Structures and Push-Pop Plots: more story lacing, suspense, and pacing."

¨         Oct. 25th through 27th, 2019. Writer-in-Residence: Ghost Story Weekend. Location, The McKenzie River Mountain Resort. As of Jan. 4th, location based on previous years. For up-to-date information, go to this web site: https://wordcraftersineugene.org/classes/ghost-story-weekend/ 

¨         Nov. 9th and 10th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Exploiting the Existing Text."

¨        Dec.7th and 8th, 2019. Teacher: WordCrafters in Eugene. "Twelve Month Fiction Fluency Seminars: Revising to Sell."¨        

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