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The Dialog of Reactions with Eric M. Witchey

April 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

One of the hardest things writers do is make the execution of all personal agendas in multiple character scenes believable. Too often, one or two characters drive the story forward while the others seem to wait for their turn. Like life, good fiction should be a little more messy than waiting for turns.

In this session, award-winning author Eric Witchey will guide an exploration of how character psychology drives agendas and interactions between characters are both reactionary and strategic.

The seminar will demonstrate how to recognize and manage the relationships between multiple characters in narrative and dialog inside a scene. Writers will walk away with the ability to recognize and manage group dynamics in conflict on several levels and in a way that keeps the reader believing and turning pages.

A set of checks for verisimilitude will be demonstrated and provided to attendees.

Click the registration link below, enter your name and email address, and you will receive the meeting link immediately. You will also be able to add the meeting to your calendar.

Register in advance for the April 19 Vancouver Chapter meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Willamette Writers chapter meetings are free for members to attend, and we ask for a $5 donation from guests: https://willamettewriters.org/donations/.

For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/

About the Speaker:
Eric M. Witchey has sold stories under several names, in 12 genres, and on six continents. He has received awards or 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.


April 19, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portland, OR United States


Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of ANONYMOUS, DRAMA DOLLS, and VAMPIRES OF PORTLANDIA. Visit him online at www.tanamor.com.