Reading Like a Writer (8-Class Series) - (Note: Each session is also offered as a single class)

Facilitator: Annette Januzzi Wick and Tina Neyer

  • Date: 02-15-2019 to 04-5-2019
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tuition: $349.00
  • Open to: All Genders 18+.

Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. It's pure magic when a story is built with such depth to invite the reader to escape to another realm or time.

Join facilitators Tina Neyer and Annette Januzzi Wick in this 8-week series to study aspects of writing through critical reading of short pieces related to individual topics to attain more depth in one's own writing. Participants will implement new techniques in their own work and use the art of critique to examine published authors and the participant's own work. Each session includes fastwrites, instruction, a longer writing time to apply new principles, and short readarounds to test new techniques.

Requirement: Ability to commit to take-home reading and analysis.

Week One: Beginnings - February 15
In this session, we will study some well-known and lesser known opening scenes, and apply those working principles to our own.

Week Two: Upping Your Narration Game - February 22
How do you decide who your narrator will be? How do you perfect that narrator's voice? Beginning with the voice of our own narrator, we will move between that and other characters, looking at the story from their view.

Week Three: Details, Details, Details - March 1
How much information is too much information? We will work on incorporating details to move the story along, without bogging down the reader.

Week Four: Pacing and Progress - March 8
How do you slow a reader down, or speed up the story? We will consider techniques to do so.

Week Five: What's Love Got to Do With It? - March 15
We will review love scenes and discuss how to impact a reader or let them into intimate moments.

Week Six: Death - March 22
We will examine how various writers incorporate death or use it to their advantage to move the plot along.

Week Seven: Endings - March 29
How do we make endings satisfying to the reader?

Week Eight: Are We Done Yet? - April 5
How do we know our work is ready for the next draft, an editor, publishing?

NOTE: If you register and pay through this page, you will be registering for the 8-Week Series for $349.  If you would like to register for individual classes (for $55 each) please click HERE, scroll down and select the appropriate class(es).

Tina Neyer, a skilled facilitator and writing workshop instructor, brings a wide array of instructional materials to this series. Annette Januzzi Wick is a WWf(a)C facilitator, striving novelist, and convener of the circle.

Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236


Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. If you would like to apply for a scholarship for one of our classes, click here to download our PDF application. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

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