Monday, August 11, 2008

Become Your Own Story Doctor

If you’ve ever received comments from a peer and found yourself scratching your head over how to make use of the information, this class is for you. If you’re frustrated by your crit group and can’t quite put your finger on the problem, this class will help. If you have to provide critiques and you want to be able to offer more useful revision advice, this class will teach you how.

Award-winning writer Eric M. Witchey will lead this 8 week seminar course on how to train yourself to compose, analyze, and revise your fiction more effectively. Students will learn techniques to allow them to generate new ideas, compose efficiently, analyze draft material, analyze published material, and turn their analysis into useful advice for revision for themselves and others.

The seminar is open to writers of all stages of development, but it will be most useful to writers who have written enough short stories or novels to become frustrated by the trial-and-error nature of learning to write salable material.

The class will run for 8 weeks every Sunday from noon to 4. It will meet at the Blue Pepper on Commercial Street in Salem, Oregon. Cost per student will be $300.00. The first class will be on the 7th of September. Registration is limited to 15 people, and class will only be offered if 10 or more pre-register before September 1st. Pre-registration is $100.00. Refunds will only be given in the event another student picks up the cancelled slot. The balance is due before the first class begins. No places will be held without payment.

For additional information about the instructor, go to To pre-register, contact Kimberly Gadette at

Mimimum Class Size: 10

Maximum Class Size: 15

Cost: $300.00

Location: Blue Pepper coffee shop on Comercial Street in Salem, Oregon.

Information: Contact Kimberly Gadette, coordinator, by clicking here: Email seminar coordinator.

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