Writing Emotion-Driven Fiction

Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 11, 2005

Award-winning fiction writer Eric M. Witchey will be the speaker at the last Willamette Writers meeting before the August writer’s conference. Witchey will discuss the relationship between an author’s intent, character emotion and reader response, exploring layers, techniques and delivery, from his soon to be published Writer’s Digest article, “For Emotion-Driven Fiction, Call ED ACE.”

Witchey’s fiction has appeared nationally and internationally in anthologies and magazines, and his first novel, Fighting Mother’s Echo, will soon be published in Poland. He has taught writing at several colleges universities and writers forums in the U.S. and is the president of Cyberscribe, Inc.

Witchey has won recognition from Writers of the Future, New Century Writers, ralan.com, and Writers Digest. Witchey’s how-to articles have sold to Writer’s Digest Magazine, Writer’s Northwest Magazine, and Northwest Ink Magazine.

Working as a communication consultant, creative coach, private tutor and course instructor has allowed Witchey to develop his fiction writing skills through daily practice.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th (at Clay) in downtown Portland. Socializing begins at 6:30. The meeting is free to members, for guests of members and for non-members. More detailed information is available at www.willamettewriters.com. Young Willamette Writers will not meet again until the fall.

Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the United States. Founded in Portland in 1965, it has grown to more than 1,200 members with branches in Eugene and Medford. For more information, please go to www.willamettewriters.com or call 503-452-1592.

For information about Willamette Writers annual conference August 5-7th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland, visit www.willamettewriters.com/wwc. Authors have opportunities to take workshops with published authors like Larry Brooks, Al Siebert, and Jessica Morrell, or pitch their ideas to agents and editors from New York like Kimberly Cameron and Bill Contardi, and film people from Los Angeles such as Clifford Werber, Paul Levine, and Michael Converse. Over 50 agents, editors and film people are available for consultations.


Bill Johnson