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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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Winter 2019 Classes


Class Description

Trimester 2
January 8,
February 12,
March 12,
April 9,


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


February 19

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

March 19


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