The Burlington Writers Workshop offers nearly 300 free workshops each year in Burlington, Montpelier, and Middlebury, as well as master classes and various full-day writing retreats throughout Vermont. Most of our current workshops meet Online, but we do have in-person workshops.  We ask that you attend at least one workshop before requesting to submit your own work for review.


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Romance Novel Writing

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Working on a romance novel or a novel that has a romance sub-plot, this workshop is for you.

Note for Dec. 30: Chapters to be discussed have been assigned and will be emailed to participants by interim moderator Millie Eidson. Due to prep time for workshop, RSVPs will close one week before workshop.

When RSVP’ing in Meetup, please email Millie to request the chapters at eidson.millicentgmailcom. Workshop expectation is for participants to review and prepare written edits/questions for each author to email to the author, before the workshop if feasible. Final Zoom link will be provided within a day of the workshop by email.

Working on a romance novel or a novel that has a romance sub-plot: romantic suspense, paranormal, historical romance, teen romance, christian, rom-coms, mystery-romance, sci-fi romance … our group meets every other Thursday via ZOOM 6-8 PM.

Joiners will need at least 20 double-spaced, Times Roman pages of a novel in progress that can be workshopped with the group. Participants take turns submitting up to 20 pages of their works in progress for group critique and feedback on issues ranging from plot to point of view to characterization.

Prior to joining, please send a request email with an introduction and a some details about your work to our summer workshop leader, Millie Eidson, eidson.millicent (at) gmail (dot) com.

Please note this is not an instructional course on how to write a romance but a small ongoing group that critiques each others works in progress. Authors may be published or unpublished. If you don’t yet have a novel in progress or 20 pages that can be critiqued consider joining one of the other BWW groups–such as Open Genre or Writing with Spirit–to work on shorter works.

Works up for discussion and critique will be provided by email to participants after contacting the workshop leader. Participants are expected to review and make written notes to the works prior to the meeting, which will be shared verbally during the discussion and emailed to the writers before or after the workshop.

Those who have registered with the workshop leader by email and received the works for discussion will be emailed a zoom link on the day of the workshop.

Looking forward to your joining this productive workshop!


January 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Millie Eidson