Ridgefield, Connecticut

Adele Annesi &

Word for Words, LLC

Est. 2010

Editing and writing services

Workshops

Introduction to Creative Writing II

Winter 2020

Westport Writers' Workshop

January 6 through March 2

Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

This interactive, level-two workshop examines the key creative skills and techniques of poetry, nonfiction and nonfiction in their various lengths and forms.

We also study the art and craft of analysis, revision and critique to inspire writers to develop their unique voice and interests.

The workshop includes handouts, individualized prompts, and one page of detailed, personalized critique from the instructor for each writer.

Each week writers can bring up to five pages of new or existing work to cultivate and develop the writer within.

A writing sample is required for entrance to the workshop. For more information and registration, visit Westport Writers' Workshop.

Advanced Fiction With Manuscript Component

Winter 2020

Westport Writers' Workshop

January 6 through March 2

Mondays 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This advanced, craft-based workshop provides a supportive environment for writers of the novel and short story to share their projects, sharpen their prose and elevate their work, including toward publication.

We analyze all elements of craft and assist all writers in the art of micro-editing and revision. Each week writers can submit up to five double-spaced pages to the instructor and class.

During the series, each writer can also submit up to fifteen double-spaced pages for in-depth critique, including from the instructor, who also provides suggested edits, comments and an overview. 

This workshop is limited to seven participants and is suitable for writers of genre and literary fiction. A writing sample is required for entrance to the workshop.

For more information and registration, visit Westport Writers' Workshop.

Write From the Start

Coming in 2020

Westport Writers' Workshop

Dates and Times to Be Announced


This short-series workshop for emerging and established writers explores the purpose, planning and potential of the all-important first chapter in fiction.


Drawing from classic references, such as The First Five Pages, by Noah Lukeman, and First Paragraphs, by Donald Newlove, plus How to Write a Novel, by Nathan Bransford, and agent takes on the topic, the workshop covers the varied purposes of first chapters, how to plan and write them (and when), and how they impact storyline and character development.


The workshop also addresses prologues: including a working definition, their purpose, and how and when to write them. To make the most of the workshop, participants should bring a completed first chapter or outline, a completed prologue or outline, and questions.


For more information and registration, visit Westport Writers' Workshop.