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with Elise Chidley


In this workshop, we'll spend roughly half the time reviewing the craft aspects of writing a novel, such as narrative arc, pacing, character development, backstory, dialogue, and point of view. Using examples from published work, we'll explore techniques and tools you can apply to your own work. The remaining time will be spent giving and receiving feedback on your pages. 


Level: Beginner to Intermediate




In-Person at 25 Sylvan Road South, Unit J, Westport, CT 06880

or Online via ZOOM (link will be sent the week of the first class)

4 Tuesdays

February 6, 13, off, 27, March 5

10am - 12pm EST





About the Instructor...

Elise Chidley’s first novel, Your Roots Are Showing, received a six figure advance and was nominated in two categories of the 2009 RITA © Awards: Best First Book and Best Single Title Contemporary Romance. She received her MFA from Penn State and has taught creative writing at Writopia and Silvermine Arts Center. One of her stories was shortlisted for the Nadine Gordimer Short Story Award, and another for the Ian St. James Award. She works as a freelance developmental editor and loves the process of revision.



Anatomy of a Novel with Elise Chidley – HYBRID

SKU: F123w24-tues
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