of Each Month--
February 7 or
FIRST TUESDAY WRITING WORKOUTS--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
Word’s Worth begins a new tradition—an
informal-tune-up-charge-your-engine writing workout. On the first Tuesday of each month you’ll gather to receive intriguing
writing prompts and time to explore them. You’ll get a mini-craft lesson, loads of tips, and the opportunity to share
your impromptu pieces. Turn off the inner critic, connect with fellow writers, and collect some inspiration for the month!
LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419
Price: $10 per Monday per
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(no class January 28)
JUMPSTART--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
Is writing one of your New Year's resolutions? Everyone needs a little inspiration sometimes. Has
your inspiration hit an expiration date? Is your Muse no longer returning your calls? Whether you’re an experienced
novelist who needs your ideas energized or a beginner who isn’t sure where to start or somewhere in between and you
rely on prompts and deadlines to keep you writing...this is the class for you. Each week will focus on some aspect of the
writing life (such as creating and defending a writing schedule, dealing with the inner critic, and defeating writer’s
block) , as well as providing prompts and exercises to stoke your creativity, fan your senses, and get the sparks flying—with
light homework and plenty of sharing. These imaginative exercises (or exercises for your imagination?) are designed to either
prompt new stories or enrich works you already have in progress. Writers can build the shape of a story or simply practice
craft. This is a popular January class and Katrina promises new prompts and exercises for any repeating participants.
Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419
BREAKING BAD WRITING WITH BREAKING BAD--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
One of the
most critically acclaimed series ever produced, Breaking Bad unfolds like a great novel. Much about the craft
of fiction can be learned from studying this five-season, ground-breaking, multi-award winning show. Its many honors include
an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and three Writers Guild Awards for Drama Series. Each night of this five-week
course, we will view and focus on an iconic scene from the show, and will use those scenes to dissect and discuss the brilliant
use of dialogue, character arc, symbolism, foreshadowing, character voice, and amazing lessons in plot—how to start
and finish a scene, how to end a “chapter,” and more. You are not required to have watched the
series, but you will benefit more fully if you have. Now available on Netflix, we encourage you to check it out—you’ll
be hooked in no time. Even if the subject matter is not your cup of tea (no show—or book—will ever appeal to everyone),
you can still admire and learn from the story-telling techniques of creator Vince Gilligan and his talented team.
Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419
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.
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information, details, and availability.