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.
25 & February 1, 8, 15, 22
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).
WRITE IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT--Instructor: Heather Martin
Discover the five most common mistakes executives make in business
communication and how to avoid them. You'll learn why simpler is almost always better and why you can stop doing some of the
things your sixth grade English teacher taught you. You'll leave this course with tools to write clearer, more effective emails,
proposals, reports, and presentations.
16, 23 & March 2
REVISION INSPIRATION--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
reached the wonderful, celebratory goal of completing a manuscript? Are you wondering: what next? As you receive feedback,
do you wonder which suggestions to take? Which to ignore? Do you find the process of figuring out how to improve the story
overwhelming? This course will give guidance for the revision and editing process, while taking many craft lessons (on character
motivation, voice, point of view, description, plot, etc.) to the next level. Easy, practical guidelines and checklists will
be given for approaching changes both big and small in your own work. We'll also discuss how to find good, trusted readers,
and the pros and cons of writing groups. NOTE: you do NOT have to have a completed manuscript to take or benefit from this
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, commas splices).
Come find out what "The Three-Beer Paradox" is and learn how to avoid it.
MEMOIR: WRITE YOUR STORY--Instructor: Katrina Kittle
Every person has a story. Whether
you want to honor a challenge you've overcome in your life, document unique experiences or travels, or record part of your
family history, this five-week class will help beginning or experienced writers put their stories on paper. This course will
help you narrow the focus of your story, give it shape, and define its underlying theme. We'll examine storytelling techniques
and pitfalls, and plenty of prompts and exercise will help you dig deeper into your life and mine important memories that
add depth to your story. Class members will be asked to obtain a copy of the memoir Educatedby Tara Westover,
which we will be discussing throughout the course.
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
Second Trimester Package
January: Plot and
February: Point of View
April: Middle of the Book "Crisis:" Plot Layers, Sub-plots, Enriching
Price: $55 each, or package
of 4 for $200
This series of classes is now closed. If you'd like to sign up for our 2021 Group, beginning in September,
please visit our Registration Page.
Writer's 12 Step, December Class-Research Tips and Traps,
Writer's 12 Step, Second Trimester Package, $200
Writer's 12 Step, January Class-Plot and Structure, $55
Writer's 12 Step, February Class-Point of View, $55
Writer's 12 Step, March Class-Voice, $55
Writer's 12 Step, April Class-Middle of the Book "Crisis:"
Plot Layers, Sub-plots, and Enriching Your Cast $55