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Below is a list of our upcoming classes and workshops. To register, just complete the form on the Registration page, and we'll send you a confirmation with additional class and billing information.

You can also call us directly at 937-475-5177 to register.

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Fall 2014 Classes

Date

Class Description

 
Mondays
Sept 29- Oct 13
6:30-8:30pm 

Craft Class: Voice and Point of View: The Third Craft of Fiction Spin-off 
Instructor: Katrina Kittle 
 
Several in-class exercises (and homework) will examine the pros and cons of our choices in styles of narration. We will examine various levels of "physic distance" and examine how “who tells the story controls the story.” We’ll look at examples of strong, distinctive character voices in published work, and also delve into prompts and exercises designed to help you create those individual voices in your work.
Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
Price: $135 (includes $10 Starbuck's gift card)

 
Wednesdays
October 1, 8, & 22
6:30-8:30pm 

Craft Class: Plot and Structure 
Instructor: Jeanne Estridge
 
You've written a novel, but somehow it just doesn't grab you the way you'd hoped. Or you love it, but when you send it out into the world, all it gathers is rejection slips. Or maybe you just want to know more about the
nuts and bolts of plotting. If any of these describe your situation, then this class may be for you. Through lecture, examples and hands-on exercises, local writer and plotting wonk Jeanne Estridge shares the techniques used by
bestselling authors and successful screenwriters. Concepts will be illustrated via examples from popular movies.
 
NOTE: In preparation for the first class, please familiarize yourself with the basic plots of: Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Wizard of Oz, either by watching the movies and/or reading the scripts (available online, just Google "Wizard of Oz script" etc.).
 
Registration will be limited to six participants to allow time to focus on individual works-in-progress.
Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
Price: $135 (includes $10 Starbuck's gift card) 

 
Saturday
October 25
10:00am-12:00pm 

NaNo Get Up & Go 
Instructor: Katrina Kittle
 
Is this the year you're finally determined to try National Novel Writing Month? Or maybe you've tried it before but ended up with pages and pages of words…but no real story? Either way, this two hour workshop can help you move through NaNo with a clear road map for your novel. The workshop will focus on questions about character motivation, conflict, and personal stakes that will help you keep a plot moving forward and keep your story focused. Like a literary GPS system, this workshop will help you get your bearings before beginning your draft and will prevent you from taking (quite so many) detours along the way. (Hey, the writing process ALWAYS involves SOME creative U-turns!)
Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
Price: $35 each or all 3 NaNo classes for $95 

 
Saturday
November 8
10:00am-12:00pm 

NaNo Pit Stop-Halfway There! 
Instructor: Katrina Kittle
 
Part of the fun of National Novel Writing Month is knowing you're in a huge community of writers and kindred spirits all striving toward the same goal. Let's say you're doing NaNo and find yourself stalled. Or maybe you’re rolling right along but you want to keep it that way. This two hour workshop will give you prompts to increase the conflict, up the stakes, and discover new dimensions of your characters in your work in progress, and “fill the well” of inspiration if you’re starting to feel weary. There will be some writing time included so you don’t need to worry about taking too much time out of your NaNo schedule--your in-class writing will go toward your word count! Think of this as a nice, refreshing water station in the middle of your marathon!
Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
Price: $35 each or all 3 NaNo classes for $95 

 
Saturday
November 22
10:00am-12:00pm 

NaNo Pit Stop: The Finish Line
Instructor: Katrina Kittle
 
This class is similar to the NaNo Pit Stop: Halfway There! But will include new prompts and inspiration to speed you to the finish line. 
Class will be held at the conference room of Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, 45419
Price: $35 each or all 3 NaNo classes for $95

 

Manuscript Evaluations 
Katrina Kittle will evaluate novel drafts and provide in-depth, detailed feedback throughout the novel, as well as a lengthy summary at the end of what is working/what are the manuscript's strengths and suggestions for revision. Fee varies based on length of the project.
Fill out an inquiry on our Registration page for information, details, and availability.