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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.

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Winter 2019 Classes

Date

Class Description

Tuesdays--
 
Trimester 2
January 8,
February 12,
March 12,
April 9,
6:30-8:30pm 

THE WRITER'S 12-STEP PROGRAM: WRITE YOUR NOVEL IN A YEAR--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

 
In 2017 Word’s Worth launched its inaugural Writer’s 12-Step Program: Write Your Novel Draft in a Year, and the second class began last September. In this class a community of writers all endeavor to complete the first draft of a novel in one year’s time. If you’ve ever tried National Novel Writing Month, this is the same idea, but this plan is a little more sustainable and doable with the rest of your life’s obligations. This community meets together on the second Tuesday of each month from September 2018 to August 2019. In between sessions you’ll generate new work, meet with break out “writing groups,” and be connected to a private internet group where you’ll receive a monthly “check-in” with instructor Katrina Kittle as well as receive motivational and accountability posts along the way. Instead of simply saying, “By this time next year I’ll have my book done,” this program will give you a game plan, frequent deadlines, check points, craft lessons, and the collective creative energy of other kindred spirits attempting the same goal. This program is for any FICTION writer ready to truly commit to their work. Any genre of fiction is welcome. Memoir writers seeking this kind of community and accountability are welcome, but please understand that the instructional focus will be on the craft of fiction (but creative nonfiction writers use these same techniques) Each month will have a focus (although material will change based on the individual needs of group members).

 

Our second trimester's focus will be:

Trimester 2 Classes

January: Plot and Structure

February: Point of View

March: Voice

April: Middle of the Book "Crisis:" Plot Layers, Sub-plots, Enriching Your Cast

     

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $55 each, or package of 4 for $200

**Note: Only current class participants can register for these courses. The class will begin again in September 2019. 

2nd Trimester Package-January, February, March, & April Classes

 

Class #5-January 8: Plot and Structure

 

Class #6-February 12: Point of View

 

Class #7-March 12: Voice

 

Class #8-April 9: Middle of the Book "Crisis:" Plot Layers, Sub-plots, Enriching Your Cast

 

Mondays--
 
January 7-
February 4
6:30-8:30pm 

WRITER'S WORKSHOP--Instructor: Christina Consolino

 
Have you finished some writing and feel ready for feedback? Join author Christina Consolino and other writers in a supportive and constructive environment designed to help you take your writing through the revision process. Participants are asked to have some completed work ready to exchange with others. These can be short stories or novel or memoir chapters. Your entire work does not need to be finished! Christina will train participants in how to discuss and give feedback, and will lead participants in workshopping each others’ writing. This class is limited to only 6 so that each participant has an opportunity to receive feedback on up to 20 pages of writing twice (that feedback will include thorough, written notes from Christina and from the other workshop members, as well as an in-depth, supportive discussion).

     

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $175

Tuesday--
 
January 15
6:30-8:30pm 

WRITER'S RESOLUTION--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

 
Are you someone who has always wanted to write but don’t know how to start? Are you a writer who has written in the past, but 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 begin or somewhere in between...this is the class for you. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll harness the power of the New Year to set resolutions for your writing life. We’ll go over tips and strategies to get the words flowing, to develop a writing schedule, hold yourself accountable, and keep the muse turned on. Resolve to make 2019 YOUR year for making--and achieving--writing goals! WARNING: this workshop just might seduce you back into a life-long love affair with writing!

     

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $45

Tuesdays--
 
February 5, March 5,
& April 2
6:30-8:30pm 

SET YOUR EYES TO REVISE--Instructor: Christina Consolino

 
Do you have a first draft of a work-in-progress in hand? Have all the plot holes been filled, all the characters been fleshed out? If yes, you might be ready to dig into the story and make your writing even better. In other words, you might be ready to revise! Join author Christina Consolino and learn to recognize when you’re ready for revision, what to look for in each stage of revision, and how to make the necessary changes. We’ll talk about plot, characters, theme, pacing, scene, and paragraph transitions, to name a few. Participants should have a completed work ready to exchange with others. These can be short stories, novels, or memoirs. While a work-in-progress will serve you best in this class, anyone can register for insight into some tricks of the trade. 

     

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $125

Tuesday--
 
February 19
6:30-8:30pm 

WINTER WRITING WORKOUT--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

 
Want a commitment-free dose of creative energy, encouragement, and spark? Word’s Worth Writing Workouts are two hours of inexpensive, informal-tune-up-charge-your-engine writing exercises for writers of any genre and any level of experience. Someone recently told us these should be called “writing parties.” Whatever you call them, you’ll receive several original writing prompts and time to explore them. You’ll get a mini-craft lesson, loads of tips, and the opportunity (totally voluntary!) to share your impromptu pieces. Turn off the inner critic, connect with fellow writers, and collect some inspiration to fuel your own writing time!

     

LOCATION: Dorothy Lane Market, Marketplace at Settler's Walk, 740 N. Main St. Springboro, OH 45066

Price: $20

Tuesday--
 
March 19
6:30-8:30pm 

WRITING EMOTIONAL TURNING POINTS--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

 
A story isn’t powerful because of what happens—a story is powerful because of what changes in your characters because of what happens. We all fear and dread change in our own lives, but we’re drawn to those moments in a story where the protagonist undergoes great emotional change. In this two-hour workshop, we’ll examine several published examples of emotional turning points and will break down tips and techniques for creating your own, including manipulating pace, zooming in on sensory details, and involving the reader through metaphors and symbols.

     

LOCATION: Oakwood Starbucks, 2424 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419

Price: $45