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Salem: Characterization with Eric Witchey

March 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Willamette Writers Salem Chapter Presents

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One Tool to Rule Them All, Exploring Micro-Arcs in Characterization with Eric Witchey

This Meeting Is In Person Only

Where we meet: Salem Public Library, Anderson Room A, 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97301

Award-winning author Eric Witchey will lead this fun audience participation seminar exploring small-scale changes in character and how those small changes aggregate into larger changes that eventually allow the reader to believe in the truth of character arc across the entire story. The seminar will follow one of Mr. Witchey’s back-and-forth seminar program patterns: Isolate Concept, Practice together, Practice alone, Review. Participants will walk away with a set of techniques they can immediately employ in their own work during composition, revision, and polish. They will also receive a comprehensive handout that will allow them to review the concepts once they get home. The presentation begins at 11:30. We can’t wait to see you there!

About Eric Witchey

Eric Witchey headshotEric Witchey has sold stories under several names and in 13 genres. His tales have been translated into multiple languages, and his credits include over 170 stories, including 5 novels and two collections. In addition to supporting aspiring writers by teaching hundreds of conference seminars, his Fiction Fluency seminars have helped many writers rise to paid publication. 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. You can find him online at:

His Website: www.ericwitchey.com

His Shared Blog: http://shadowspinners.wordpress.com/

X (Formerly Known as Twitter): @EWitchey

Blue Sky: @ewitchey.bsky.social


March 2
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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