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Exploiting the Reader’s Immagination

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
St. Helen’s B

In this fun, interactive seminar, award-winning writer Eric Witchey will demonstrate some of the cognitive science behind how readers experience fiction. He will then present techniques for partnering with the reader’s heart and mind to create more powerful story experiences. Additionally, he will demonstrate a few of the more common mistakes writers make and how those errors push readers away.


Eric Witchey

Eric Witchey is known for his ability to teach clear, useable skills that allow students to create saleable fiction. His seminars and classes grow out of his experience teaching at two universities, a community college, countless conferences, and many private seminars. Working in multiple genres, he has sold over 100 short stories and four novels into national and international markets. Writers of the Future, New Century Writers, Writers Digest, the Eric Hoffer Award Program, Short Story America, the Irish Aeon Awards, and a number of other organizations have honored his work. His how-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and on-line magazines.