Wordcrafters is pleased to present a series of craft articles to supplement our Fiction Fluency Seminars lead by noted author and instructor, Eric Witchey. This series is a taken from Eric’s interview with author and Wordcraftian, M.K. Martin.
Eric’s insightful classes are a popular staple of writing conferences and workshops around the Pacific Northwest, nicknamed “Witchey Workshops” by writers lucky enough to have snagged a seat. If you haven’t yet attended, you’re in for a treat, but be warned, it can be like drinking out of fire hose in a very good way.
Eric’s genius is his ability to distill his experience and knowledge about the craft of writing into something other writers can learn from. Eric teaches not WHAT to write, but HOW to understand the process of writing in a new way. Even more importantly, Eric guides writers through the difficult journey of discovering their own processes by helping them to understand the craft essentials they are already using, but may not be doing so intentionally.

Eric has been my writing teacher for a number of years now. This is because when I see an opportunity to take one of his classes I jump on it, without hesitation. He has a vast wealth of knowledge and insight about writing, and he’s passionate about sharing that knowledge. Eric is one of those people who goes deep. His knowledge and understanding of story is exceptional and yet, he continues to strive to be better, stretching himself for greater heights. Evolving, growing, and pushing to new levels of awareness. He is a devoted student and true teacher who will show you how to go beyond your own limitations. Reminds me of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows meaning, a higher purpose for life? For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live – to learn, to discover, to be free! – Justin Tindel

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About Eric Witchey: Eric Witchey is known for teaching clear, useful skills that allow students to create salable fiction. His classes draw from his experience teaching at two universities, a community college, countless conferences, and in many corporate and private settings. He has sold work in ten genres with over 140 short stories and six novels in national and international markets. His work has been honored by Writers of the Future, New Century Writers, Writers Digest, Short Story America, the Eric Hoffer Award Program, the Irish Aeon Awards, among others.
His articles have appeared in The Writer’s Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and other online and print magazines.

About M.K. Martin: M. K. Martin is a motorcycle-riding, linguistics nerd. A former Army interrogator with a degree in psychology, she uses her unique knowledge and skill set to create smart, gritty stories that give readers a glimpse into the darker corners of the human mind. Find out more at mkmartinwriter.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MKMartinwriter/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EditrixMartin