*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.
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