ABOUT OUR ONLINE CLASSES:
Online classes will be conducted via Zoom. If you do not have a Zoom account yet, simply go to
Zoom and register for a basic (FREE) account. Please note that you DO NOT have
to pay for the ability to join a Zoom meeting.
Please remember that you
must have signed up for the Zoom account BEFORE you can join a class. If you've never used Zoom before, their website offers
a free, easy video tutorial, and the ability to test your sound and video in advance.
Once you are registered, the instructor will email you the handout for the class and the Zoom invitation (the
link to the meeting) the night before the class.
6:30-8:00 PM EST
SUMMER WRITING WORKOUT--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
Want a commitment-free dose of creative energy, encouragement, and spark? Word's
Worth Writing Workouts are an inexpensive, informal-tune-up-charge-your-engine writing experience 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!
July 20-August 3
6:30-8:00 PM EST
CRAFT ALA CARTE: DIALOGUE--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
Writing dialogue is one of those tricky "make or
break" elements of fiction--bad dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story, and good dialogue can make a mediocre
story fly. Through informal and friendly class lectures, exercises, and plenty of published examples, this three week course
will help you write dialogue that gives the illusion of real speech but stays focused, reveals character, adds tension,
and adds depth through subtext. We'll also tackle dialogue punctuation, writing in dialect, handling monologues, and more.
(Note: this class is applicable to any kind of writing that contains dialogue, including memoir and nonfiction).
August 11, 18, 25 &
September 1, 8
6:30-8:00 PM EST
LIFE WRITING--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
They say truth is stranger than fiction…and
it’s often more interesting. This 5-week series explores creative autobiographical writing and will set you on the journey
of writing from life and how to shape your experiences into a well written, absorbing story—whether memoir or personal
essay. This course focused on the actual craft of writing creative nonfiction Instruction, exercises, and prompts will help you “mine” for memory and
creativity, bring details to life, find structure in your memories, bring your experiences to life as developed scenes, and
more. By the end of the class, you will have made a start on your life story and have the confidence and techniques to continue.
(Note: this course pairs well either before or after Memoir: Write Your Story)
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 our fourth offering begins in
September 2020. 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 virtually on the second Tuesday of each month from September 2020 to August
2021. In between sessions
you'll generate new work, meet with break out "writing groups (virtually or in person),"
and be connected to a private internet group where you'll
receive a weekly "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
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
Any genre of fiction is welcome. Memoir
writers seeking this kind of community and accountability are welcome, but please understand that the instructional
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). (Suggested ages 18
Third Trimester Package
May: Theme and Symbols
June: Openings and Closings
July: Readers and Revision--The Value of Objective Eyes
August: Celebration and Next Steps
Price: $55 each, or package of 4 for $200
Writer's 12 Step, Third Trimester Package, $200
Writer's 12 Step, May Class-Theme and Symbols, $55
Writer's 12 Step, June Class-Openings and Closings, $55
Writer's 12 Step, July Class-Readers and Revision--The Value
of Objective Eyes, $55
Writer's 12 Step, August Class-Celebration and Next Steps,