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YWW Online: Eric Witchey Talks About Character: Because Why? In Order To…

June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Eric Witchey Talks About Character: Because Why? In Order To…

The Young Willamette Writers welcomes award-winning author Eric Witchey to our meeting on June 5. Eric will be talking about a great way to give depth to the characters we write about. Here is his description of the workshop:

If a character buys a candy bar, they do it because (they crave chocolate), and they do it in order to (raise blood sugar). Characters always have reasons for what they say and do. Sometimes they know it. Sometimes they don’t. Either way, the writer must know the reason. Eric Witchey will lead this seminar exploring how unconsidered character beliefs drive their reasons and hopes. With three simple tricks, we’ll bring the emotional/psychological power of character to the page.


The Young Willamette Writers meets (on Zoom for now) the first Saturday of the month from September through June, from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Meetings are always free and open to all students age 13-18. While we meet online, the Southern Oregon and Portland chapters are combined (double the fun!).

If you’d like to join us, email yww@willamettewriters.org to ask for the Zoom link.

About Author

Witchey Spoken Word Characterization Portland Salem

Eric 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.


June 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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