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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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Fall 2018 Classes


Class Description

Trimester 1
September 11,
October 9,
November 13,
December 11,


Last year, Word’s Worth launched its inaugural Writer’s 12-Step Program: Write Your Novel Draft in a Year, and we are happy to announced that the second class takes off this September 11. Join a community of writers all endeavoring 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 will meet 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 first trimester's focus will be:

Trimester 1 Classes

September: Developing Your Plan

October: Character Building: Motivation as your GPS

November: Conflict and Personal Stakes

December: Research Tips and Traps


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

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

**Note: One can only register for the entire 12 Step series at the start of the quarter

This class is at capacity and is closed. You can register for the Wait List on the Registration Page.

1st Trimester Package-September, October, November, & December Classes


Class #1-September 11: Developing Your Plan


Class #2-October 9: Character Building: Motivation as Your GPS


Class #3-November 13: Conflict and Personal Stakes


Class #4-December 11: Research Tips and Traps


October 18

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

Price: $20


October 23  

EDIT YOUR OWN WORK 101--Instructor: Christina Consolino

Can you edit your own work? Yes. But no matter what type of writing you prefer--nonfiction, fiction, or technical--it's difficult to do because you read what you intended to write. This course will help you learn how to find the flaws in your own writing and what those common flaws might be. We'll talk about bigger picture issues (flow of the piece, transition sentences) as well as nit-picky items (commonly misspelled words, comma splices). Come find out what "The Three-Beer Paradox" is and learn how to avoid it. 

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

Price: $55