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Get Your Author PR Toolkit Right

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

You wrote your book! Now what?  Everyone needs effective PR tools to help sell their products, including authors. PR Consultant Cherrie Woods will help authors review their PR tools including headshots, professional bios, book synopses, websites, book covers, and social media channels. Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their books

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$65

Characters We Love...or Love to Hate

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

Learn how to breathe life into your fictional characters—protagonists, antagonists, and supporting cast. Make them so believable readers will bond with your paper people!  This workshop will teach you practical, effective ways of looking at characterization suitable to all genres. Spend a morning over coffee and pastries with professional writing...

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$50

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Creating Memorable Characters for Young Readers

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

While a good plot may intrigue, readers only become absorbed when they connect with the main character. How do you create a fictional character who will engage young readers from the first page? How can you make dialogue reveal your characterÕs personality?  Explore the elements of crafting fictional characters, both realistic and imaginary,...

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$80

2 sessions

Narrative Nonfiction II: Stories from Facts

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

Theory is great but writing is better! In this class students will have the chance to try their hand at writing narrative nonfiction.  A variety of readings and exercises will get students started. We'll also use our time to share student work each week, discuss the basics of a strong proposal, and provide feedback on any proposals that are in...

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$215

6 sessions

Writing a Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel

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

Stop spinning your wheels and start writing your first draft! In this class you will generate ideas, write beginning scenes, and flesh out the plot for your novel.  Learn about story structure, characterization, conflict, outlining, and other craft topics, with a special focus on writing for young people. Each week participants will read...

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$215

6 sessions

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Building Your Speaking Business

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

Maybe you have toyed with the dream of increasing your book sales and generating additional revenue by building a speaking business, or perhaps you have just thought about addressing occasional requests to speak that have come your way. But how do you find speaking opportunities, and make every moment count to drive even more engagements your way....

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$135

Public Speaking the Actor's Way

at Theatre Lab - Penn Quarter 733 8th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Four lunchtime classes. An innovative approach to powerful public speaking, taught by pioneers in the field of applied acting.  This course leads participants through a series of acting-based physical, vocal and psychological exercises designed to promote spoken communication that leaves a lasting impact on an audience.  From writing a...

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$250

4 sessions

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Expanding Your Social Media Presence

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

Looking to build your social media presence beyond Facebook and Twitter?  This session gives an overview of Goodreads, Litsy, and Li.st, and looks into what they might offer readers and writers. We will set up profiles and go over their features and begin to use them. If time permits and there is interest, we may also look at other apps, such...

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$50

Story Intensive

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

This workshop will look at what makes short stories work (and by extension, novels and memoirs). Participants will be read and discuss stories from American Best Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer, as well as workshop their short stories or memoirs. Participants are encouraged to bring a story to the first class for critique.

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$195

Levelup Your Career:Valuable Skills for Every Workplace

at General Assembly - Downtown, Washington, D.C. 1133 15th St NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

If you’re looking to boost your skills and build up your business savvy, this workshop series is for you! Over three separate workshops, you’ll learn how to efficiently manage a project, use a variety of creative solutions to solve problems, and understand web development fundamentals.  By the end of the series, you'll have skills that make...

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$175

3 sessions

Flash Fiction

at Writer's Wordhouse - Annapolis 60 College Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 21401

Flash fiction insists that ideas are honed to their essence, while still offering structure, theme, setting, character, and dialogue. The power of these popular stories lies in their brevity (1,000 words or less), often cracking open one small moment and revealing a surprise twist. Short readings and in-class exercises will illustrate craft, at least...

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$220

12 sessions

Unpacking the Personal Essay

at Politics & Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse - Chevy Chase 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

We carry around a lifetime of memories—suitcases that, for the nonfiction writer, are waiting to be unpacked on the page. How can we create a compelling narrative while honoring loved ones? What are the innovations in construction and voice that have made the personal essay a hotspot in contemporary publishing? The first part of each session will...

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$150

4 sessions

Turning Life Into Art

at Politics & Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse - Chevy Chase 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Get your past on the page in this invigorating workshop led by Christina Baker Kline. Christina will lead a discussion about the power of writing about one’s own past and family history, looking particularly at how memory, ritual, and visual prompts can serve as points of departure. She'll guide you in exercises that will get you reflecting on and...

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$65

Journal Keeping

at Politics & Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse - Chevy Chase 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Full Course Title: Journal Keeping: Creating a Journal You Won’t Throw Away Join Phyllis Theroux, author of The Journal Keeper, for a seminar on how to keep a journal you will treasure. There are rules. She will share them. There are rewards. She will take you through a few mock journal-keeping sessions that will help you uncover those rewards on...

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$40

Right Brain Writing – Daily Life

at Politics & Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse - Chevy Chase 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on writing about daily life and its simple beauty, the extraordinary found in the ordinary. No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also...

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$50
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