“Character, Climax, and the Irreconcilable Self”
Eric Witchey, Award-winning writer and author of Bull’s Labyrinth, will describe and demonstrate the use of conflicted psychology as a driver for story and as an essential part of developing powerful climaxes. This two part series begins in the morning at 10AM when Mr. Witchey will discuss and demonstrate the relationship between the irreconcilable self, emotion-driven scenes, and vertical and horizontal story management. During the afternoon session starting at 1:30, he will guide writers through exercises that reveal, develop, and execute the above concepts in a way that will allow participants to use those techniques in works in progress, new works, or works that have not developed the legs their creators hoped they would. Come and join us for these two fast-paced, fun sessions.
Morning sessions run 10AM-12PM and is free to members of Willamette Writers ($10 dollars for guest, or $30 for the whole day.) Afternoon workshops run 1:30PM-3:30PM and are $25.
Eric M. Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer and communication consultant for over 25 years. In addition to many contracted and ghost non-fiction titles, he has sold more than 100 stories. His stories have appeared in multiple genres and on five continents. He has received awards or 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 he time fly fishing, hiking, and fiddling about with model trains.