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Hybrid YWW North: Speed Story
March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Young Willamette Writers Presents
Speed Story with Eric Witchey
Mastering the craft of fiction requires study and practice in the same way that mastering the game of Chess requires study and practice. Practicing cognitive study and intuitive development enhances skill. To develop cognitive understanding, Chess masters play thousands of games, study repeating patterns on the board, and memorize famous games from history. To develop intuition, they play speed chess to force them to respond to patterns faster than they can puzzle out solutions. Award-winning writer Eric Witchey will lead this fun, fast-paced, audience-interactive speed fiction seminar in which the group will practice fast brainstorming, outlining, and writing techniques that will result in a collaborative short story created on the spot by the presenter and the audience. Attendees will walk away with speed-development experience, handouts, and techniques they can immediately apply to the development of new short stories, new novels, and the revision of existing work. YWW meetings are in person (Beaverton City Library) and over Zoom. HS and MG writers attend for free.
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Our next YWW meeting will be on March 4th, 11 am-12 pm PT. We can’t wait to have Eric Witchey join us.
About Eric Witchey:
Eric Witchey has sold stories under several names and in 12 genres. His tales have been translated into multiple languages, and his credits include over 160 stories, including 5 novels and two collections. He has taught over 200 conference seminars and classes at 2 universities and a community college. 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.