NaNoWriMo: For the Win

NaNoWriMo: For the Win

My NaNoWriMo journey started in 2008. A coworker friend of mine mentioned this crazy challenge—writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. What? The wannabe novelist inside me was intrigued. The competitive side of me that always loves a challenge was aroused. I attempted...
Learn with Libby: Oct & Nov Classes

Learn with Libby: Oct & Nov Classes

My kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change, and my favorite time of year is right around the corner–yes, I’m talking about NaNoWriMo! National Novel Writing Month is coming up in November, and I’m teaching a number of classes at...

Learn with Libby: Fall Classes

Registration for fall classes at the Westport Writers’ Workshop is now open. Once again, classes will be offered via Zoom, so anyone can join from anywhere! I will be teaching Romance Writing on Thursday evenings (7-9EST). Bring an in-progress manuscript or...
Libby Teaches: Summer Zoom Classes with WWW

Libby Teaches: Summer Zoom Classes with WWW

I’m teaching Romance Writing for the Westport Writers’ Workshop for the short summer season–just six Fridays, 1PM-3PM Eastern Time, starting June 26th. This class is held via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere you get an internet connection....
What the heck is high concept?

What the heck is high concept?

One of the buzz phrases in genre fiction is high concept. You might have heard this phrase in the sentence, “Your story is not high concept enough.” Well, not every story needs to be high concept, but it’s nice to know what it means, anyway. In my...