You need persistence probably more than anything else. - Elizabeth Chatsworth


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We talk with writer, improviser, and voice actor Elizabeth Chatsworth, who sounds so much cooler than us, about her book The Brass Queen. We hear how she uses improv to write her books and how she creates a chapter in four layers.

Elizabeth has committed to writing one hour a day no matter what.

Software Tools
Portable voice recorder and Dragon Speak
Trello - for organization of to-do lists
Scrivener - for notes and initial draft
MS Word - for more polished draft
Auto - Crit and Grammarly to check

Elizabeth Writes in Four Passes
First Pass: Dialogue
Second Pass: Inner Thoughts and Feelings
Third Pass: Physical Actions
Fourth Pass: Setting

Writing Groups
Fairfield County Writers Group
Connecticut Chapter of the RWA
PitchWars 2017 Mentees Group
RWA 2018 Golden Heart Finalists Group

Found on Meetup
Fairfield County Writers Group
Westport Writers Rendevouz: Accountability Group

In Addition
Dave Farlands Writing Course played a big part in starting Elizabeth's Journey.

Reading Now
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley

Where to find her online
Twitter: @echatsworth
She has a short story in When To Now, A Time Travel Anthology available on Amazon.

Elizabeth's Handy Bio

Elizabeth Chatsworth is a British author and actor (SAG-AFTRA) based in Connecticut. She primarily creates voice-overs for commercials, videos, and computer games. If there's an elf, a witch, or an aristocrat in a video game, it might be her!

Writing is Elizabeth’s passion. In 2018, she became an RWA® Golden Heart® finalist in the Mainstream Fiction category. Her novel THE BRASS QUEEN won first place in The Catherine and On The Far Side and is currently a finalist in The Molly and Pages From The Heart.

Elizabeth is a Pitch Wars alumna, and a member of the Women's National Book Association, the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter of the RWA, CTRWA, and the Authors Guild. She is represented by Natalie Grazian of Martin Literary Management.

For more information, and to be the first to receive exclusive news and giveaways, please visit Elizabeth’s website at

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