*Next Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting:*
March 7, 2013
Eric Witchey presents “The Reader’s Climax Depends on Your Foreplay”
Every moment of a story must hold the reader’s attention, but the real payoff for the reader is the climax. Writing a great climactic scene is important, but if every moment leading up that scene hasn’t prepared your reader for that moment, even the best climactic scene does little or nothing for the reader.
In this fun, high-energy seminar, award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey will show you how to make sure every moment of your story contributes to the build-up for an emotionally powerful climax for your characters and, consequently, for your reader.
Eric Witchey has worked as a freelance writer and communication consultant for over 20 years. In addition to many non-fiction titles, he has sold more than 70 short stories and several novels. His stories have appeared in 6 genres on 5 continents, and he has received awards and recognition from many organizations. His How-To articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines. He teaches fiction writing privately and at conferences. His seminars are popular because he is able to transform complex, interacting concepts into simple, clear, immediately useful skills.
For more information, visit www.ericwitchey.com.
"Nurture by Nature"
Well, crap. How can you pass that up? Paul thinks I’m too easily swayed by what I read, but I think there is just so much information out there that I haven’t given any thought to, that I add it to my already bulging files of values, belief structures, and relationships. It’s just information. And I helps me determine the kind of person I want to be. What kind of parent I want to be. What kind of artist I want to be.
You get the picture.
Based on what I’ve read so far … my son is an “ESTP”, Thinking Experiencer with a Sensing Lead. Yeah. Not sure where they are going with that. And my daughter is an “INFP”, Feeling Idealist.
More later on what that actually means.
Once camera is uploaded, you’ll see pictures of our two field trips this past week. The Museum of Natural History and the Downtown Fire Station.
This Saturday we are attending a presentation and slideshow of Iran. And there’s a sleepover in the works, too. Busy, Busy!
And if I can figure out how to import video, I’ll post a funny one of a hamster up my son’s sleeve. Quite the dinner party adventure.