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Developing a Writing Habit - August 2024

Description: Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your “voice,” and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing.

Instructor: Darlene Montonaro is the former Executive Director of the Poets and Writers League/The Lit, and a writing teacher with over 30 years of experience. Her poetry has appeared in Calyx, Slipstream, The Raven Review, Earth’s Daughters, Blueline, The Comstock Review, and The Buddhist Poetry Review among other journals.


Details: Developing a Writing Habit takes place Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely via Zoom.

Prerequisite: To register for this class you must have either 1) participated in a past Developing a Writing Habit Class or 2) registered for or taken the prerequisite class: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit. Those signed up for the four-week session will receive a writing prompt prior to the start of class, and workshopping will begin the first session.

Genre: This process-oriented class provides a tool to help generate writing and overcome blocks. The process can be used by writers working in all genres.

Level: All experience levels welcome.

Format: Workshop with generative writing outside of class and feedback during class

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships)

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with Furthering Your Writing Habit Through Feedback or a genre-specific workshop.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 15.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

To register for this class you must have either 1) participated in a past Developing a Writing Habit Class or 2) registered for or taken the Prerequisite: Introduction to Developing a Writing Habit.

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