"I enjoy inspiring writers of diverse backgrounds and levels to achieve their novel-writing goals through editing, critique and evaluation. My genre specialties are adult, autofiction, commercial, historical and upmarket fiction. For questions, I’m happy to provide a free 20-minute initial consult. My bio is below." – Adele
Adele Annesi is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. She is the author of the novel What She Takes Away (Bordighera Press) and co-author of Now What? The Creative Writer's Guide to Success After the MFA. A founder of the Ridgefield Writers Conference and Muse & Music, a book editor for Word for Words, LLC, and a former development editor for Scholastic Publishing, Adele has published various works with 34th Parallel, Authors Publish Magazine, Dawntreader, Feile-Festa, Fresh Ink, Fringe Blog, Hamline University’s Lit Link, Hotmetalpress, Jane Friedman’s Blog, Midway Journal, Miranda Literary Magazine, Orca, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pyramid, The Ridgefield Press, Washington Independent Review of Books and Southern Literary Review, where she was managing editor. Her work has been anthologized for Chatter House Press and Fairfield University, where she received an MFA in creative writing. Her essay on Italian citizenship is among the Clarion Award-winning Essays About Life Transitions by Women Writers, and she received the Editor's Choice award from the National Library of Poetry. Adele’s sudden fiction has been adapted for the stage, and she has served as poetry and short story judge for the Danbury Cultural Commission. Adele led a workshop on scene development for Manhattanville College MFA in Creative Writing and teaches for Westport Writers’ Workshop. She is a member of AWP, Acorn Storiers, the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association, the Historical Novel Society, the Italian American Writers Association and the Ridgefield Historical Society. She is also a film screener for the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival and a columnist for The Authority and Book Marketing Matters. Adele’s long-running blog for writers is Word for Words; her website is AdeleAnnesi.