The Craft of Writing Fiction

A class for adults in Christchurch, NZ

An in-depth approach to the craft of writing fiction. Participants will discover the ins and outs of character, plot, setting, dialogue, voice, and point of view, including how to apply these techniques when writing for children and teens. The first hour of each meeting will be comprised of lecture and writing exercises. The second hour will be devoted to constructive critiques of students’ works in progress.

Spring 2020

Dates: Saturday afternoons,
7 November – 12 December (6 sessions)
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Upper Riccarton Library and Community Centre
Cost: $135
Registration: Please fill out this form to register

Private Critiques

Looking for something more personal? Elissa regularly works with writers of all ages–in person and online–to provide honest, incisive feedback on their work.

For rates and more information, please email

“Elissa went above and beyond as a reader and mentor. Her incredibly smart feedback pushed the story to another level.”