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How to Write a Lot!

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

You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong, Join us for coffee & pastries, and learn how to organize your time, establish a productive writing routine, and get your stories written.  The workshop leader will share methods many professional writers use to complete their books...

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Getting Started: Creative Writing

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

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

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$360

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Writing For TV & Film

at The Writer's Center - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily.  This hands-on workshop will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot. Participants will examine...

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$115

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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

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

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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Free

World Building

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

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting...

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$50

Meter Crash Course

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

Here’s an opportunity to improve your ear for meter, and to fine-tune your understanding of how meter works in poetry. Have you ever wondered how scanning the lines of your first draft can make for a better poem? Do you know why listening for the natural rhythms of speech can strengthen your writing? With the help of a widely published author of...

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$50

Writing Persuasively for Publication

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

Learn how to pack a powerful punch when writing to persuade! This six week workshop focuses on the process of crafting newspaper op-eds and written speeches, but participants will be shown how to apply those same strategies to creating smaller-scale persuasive documents, such as memos and emails where they are taking a position or making a request...

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$270

6 sessions

Fiction II

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

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

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$360

8 sessions

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

Beginners 2 (A1)

at The Italian Cultural Society - Bethesda 4827 Rugby Ave Ste 301, Bethesda, Maryland 20814

This course goes further in grammar to cover irregular verbs, modal verbs, the past tense and improve your use of adjectives and prepositions. You will talk about daily activities including leisure, inviting or accepting/declining invitations, describing your home, expressing possession and doubts. Unit 3, 4 and the beginning of 5 of Italian Project...

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$280

11 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

The Poetry Game

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

The Poetry Game is an interactive game that makes it easy and fun to write a poem, whether you are an experienced poet seeking a new technique to generate poetry, or you haven't written a poem in decades. The focus is on creativity; sharing is optional and work will not critiqued or judged. Everyone wins. The game involves a wide variety of prompts,...

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$50
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