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Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - November 2023

This two-hour lecture will provide the foundational concepts that we’ll work with in the four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class. We’ll discuss strategies for getting you into your seat, how to combine playfulness with discipline, and discuss the three components necessary for a writing career. We’ll then cover the basics of a process guaranteed to get you started generating raw material.

New students please take note: This class is a prerequisite for the more intensive, workshop-oriented four-week session. It can be taken independently for those wishing to jump-start their writing.

Returning students please note: This introductory session contains material that in the past was discussed on the first week of the class.

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: Intro to Developing a Writing Habit - November 2023 takes place Wednesday November 29 from 6:30-8:30pm remotely through Zoom.

Prerequisite: This class is the prerequisite to the full four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class. You must complete this class in order to take Developing a Writing Habit.

Genre: Writing process; multigenre with an emphasis on poetry and nonfiction.

Level: All experience levels welcome.

Format: Preparatory lecture for the full four-week Developing a Writing Habit Class.

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 35 participants (including scholarships).

Suggested Sequence: Follow this class with Developing a Writing Habit.

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by August 21.

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


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