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Lunch Time Lit

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Lunch Time Lit is a short, free program for professionals that offers advice and expertise to writers. This season, mentor Patty Alper will discuss the publishing process and that big question once you get published, "Now what?"    Participants are invited to bring their own bagged lunch. Refreshments will be provided. Join Patty Alper...

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Precision In Language

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn the skills to identify precisely the right word to express your meaning, feeling, or subtext. We’ll look at examples in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and discuss what makes an expression fresh rather than expected, where and how to find the mot juste (the exact, appropriate word), and why precision can succeed in getting your work noticed. ...

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$50

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Audiobooks 101

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Have you always wondered how to publish your book on Amazon and Audible?  This workshop is designed to answer your questions and help you take your manuscript from page to Internet. Hear from audiobook authors about their journeys in this one day roundtable workshop.  Devices will be provided.

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$145

Write-In

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Always wanted to try your hand at writing? Or maybe your writing brain is a little rusty?  In this class, we'll spend 15-20 minutes writing in response to prompts, and a few of those who want to will then share their work. Then we'll play again with a different prompt. Rather than rigorous critique, the focus will be on jump starting creativity,...

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$50

The Extreme Novelist

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Writers will receive the encouraging guidance of professional writing coach Kathryn Johnson (author of over 40 published novels). Each participant will...

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$360

9 sessions

Making Your Business Writing Mistake-free

at National Seminars Training Washington

Discover writing techniques to help you create powerful, polished business documents. If your business writing is weaker than you’d like, you’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of college graduates admit to having poor writing skills. But the need for powerful, clear, error-free written communication in business isn’t going away. And, it’s a...

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$199

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Writing Workshop: Persuasive Writing

at Public Affairs Council - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 2121 K St NW Ste 900, Washington, District of Columbia 20037

Convincing advocates, policymakers and the public to all buy into your organization’s mission is critical to your advocacy campaign. Public affairs and communications professionals can increase engagement and sway supporters by creating influential and persuasive arguments. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will hear from an expert communicator...

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$399

Perfect Pitch to National Publication

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

How do you research and hone an idea well enough to get it through the static and into a national publication. Successful writers share queries and the negotiations that led to publication in Bloomberg Businessweek, AARP, Pacific Standard, New York Times Sunday Business, and more.  This workshop will look at both the pitches and the resulting...

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$80

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From Novice to Novelist

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

A day-long workshop that deconstructs and demystifies the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go all the way from getting the nub of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll learn how to stay organized, write in the voice of the opposite sex, the art of rewriting, and how to...

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$115

Sonnets & Villanelles II

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

For those who have taken the Sonnet Crash Course and/or Villanelle Crash Course -- or who have worked on sonnets and villanelles before -- here's an opportunity to build on your knowledge and skills. With the help of an internationally published and anthologized author of sonnets and villanelles, writers will further explore how rhyme, meter, and "received...

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$50

How to Write a Novel

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

This one day workshop gives writers a practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans.  Participants will discuss how to transform the nub of an idea into a book-length project, populated with interesting characters,...

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$50

Finish that First Draft

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

If you’re having trouble finishing a draft of your novel, this workshop is for you. Explore strategies for overcoming common writing obstacles and distractions that might be preventing you from typing THE END.  This workshop will discuss writing quotas, outlining, BICFOK (butt-in-chair, fingers-on-keyboard), and other techniques for getting...

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$50

Before You Write Your Story

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Envision your story and discover its meaning before you actually put it on the page. Using pre-writing activities, including storytelling, participants will learn to see their story from different angles. This workshop features active engagement with the elements of Story more than listening to lecture.  At the close of the workshop, participants...

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$100

Beginning Fantasy Fiction

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Participants will build a world and write in it.  The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fiction and story construction. In the second session, participants will do a start-up exercise to help get them started on a possibly longer work.

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$80

2 sessions

Writing Short Humor Pieces

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Have you always loved short humor pieces like you find in McSweeney's and The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs and want to give it a try? In this workshop, we'll focus on funny conceptual humor: from parody to imagined dialogues to Decorative Gourds. We'll look at great examples of humor pieces to see what made them work, discuss online and print...

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$115

3 sessions

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