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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.

Visit our
Contact Us page if you'd like for us to design a special program specific to you or your group's writing needs.

Winter 2017 Classes

Date

Class Description

First Tuesday
of Each Month--
December 6,
January 3,
February 7
March 7 
6:30-8:30 PM

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 month

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Thursday,
December 8 
6:30-8:30 PM

CRAFT A LA CARTE: VOICE--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Whether we’re writing in first person or third, it’s vital for our characters to have distinctive voices. Even if you’re writing with an omniscient narrator, eventually there will be dialogue and when your characters talk, they should sound like individual people. We’ll use these 2 hours to discuss what makes up a voice, look at examples of strong character voices in published work, and delve into exercises designed to help you create those individual voices in your own work.
          

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

Price: $45

Tuesday,
January 10 
6:30-8:30 PM

SO YOU WANNA WRITE--Instructor: Katrina Kittle

Is 2017 the year you're finally going to start that writing project (...or finish it?) If you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking somewhere inside you, or perhaps harbored a secret notebook of half-started stories, this is the class for you. In this two-hour workshop you'll release the writer within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and will learn strategies to keep the muse turned on. This class is for anyone who longs to write but doesn't know where to start, and for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. WARNING: this workshop just might seduce you into a life-long love affair with writing!
          

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

Price: $45 

Saturdays--
January 14,
January 21,
January 28,
February 4,
February 11
12:00-2:00pm 

FICTION 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. 

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

Price: $165 

 

Thursdays--
January 26,
February 2,
February 9,
February 16,
February 23
6:30-8:30pm 

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.           

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

Price: $165

 

 

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.