Take a class with Libby through the Westport Writers’ Workshop! Located in Westport, CT, all classes are currently being offered via Zoom, which means you can attend from anywhere! Visit the Workshop website for up-to-date class offerings, including Intro to Romance and more.

Libby is available for in-person workshops as well as virtual workshops given live via video conferencing software. See below for topics and lengths. Email Libby for availability and rates.

Organization for Writers (1 hour): Drawing on her experience as a professional organizer specializing in clutter clearing and digital organization, Libby shares motivational tips for getting and staying organized, as well as improving efficiency to make the most of your writing time.

Getting in the Flow (1 hour): Get into the flow with your writing and stay there! Libby offers concrete tips and tools to help you increase your word count and maximize your writing time so you can get to The End faster and without tearing (as much of) your hair out. Learn how to carve writing time out of your schedule (even with a full household) and how to make those words flow every time you sit down to write.

Conflict in Contemporary Romance (1 or 2 hours): Keeping two contemporary characters from reaching their happy ending prematurely can be challenging to achieve. We’ll look at how to build conflict from page one, so the happily ever after feels well-earned and satisfying.

High Concepts and Tropes: Stories that Sell (1 or 2 hours): What is a “high concept” book? How is high concept different from a trope? Most agents and editors won’t take on a project unless they can clearly see how to market it. We’ll discuss how to develop an idea into a story that will sell.

“Libby was wonderful. She’s very hands on and great with questions, as well as very knowledgeable, especially in her genre. She’s very supportive, and is fair but constructive with her students. I would definitely take another course with her.” —WWW Student