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Travel Writing: How to Pivot in Times of Uncertainty

at General Assembly - Online GA Washington D.C. (Remote Online), Washington, District of Columbia 00000

Are you a budding travel writing enthusiast? Then this class is for you. This workshop will cover the elements of travel writing, including pre-trip research, using on-location experience to find an angle, telling the story, and engaging an audience. It will also include tips on how to leverage the learnings of this class in the current global crisis...

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$55

Write Like the News

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

Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing.  The others:  write your readers' language be positive (to be both clear and upbeat) lay out logically be consistent be precise be brief choose strong verbs.  Highlights:  communicate in a crisis...

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$50

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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

Blogging Basics: Building an Online Presence

at General Assembly - Online GA Washington D.C. (Remote Online), Washington, District of Columbia 00000

Have you always wanted to start a blog, or do you have one that needs some direction? This workshop will provide you with a toolkit to create, maintain, promote, and drive traffic to your blog. You will get tips for which blogging platforms and content management systems to use, what kind of layout and content works best for online audiences, how...

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$55

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

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

Readings in Narrative Nonfiction

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

What makes a great piece of narrative nonfiction a great piece of narrative nonfiction? Simple question. Complex answer. In this course we'll read the work of McPhee, Orleans, Skloot, Kidder, Grann, and others to identify the ways in which these masters of the genre use the elements of narrative to tell their tales.

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$135

Reclaiming Women's Voices

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

This workshop will explore the deep roots and juicy traditions of women’s literature as a way to enrich your poetry and prose, as we discuss some of the most important themes and techniques of women’s writing down the millennia.  You will write several pieces of your own poetry or prose that participate in these traditions and have the opportunity...

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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

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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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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

How to Publish Now

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

This one-day presentation will educate writers on the world of self-publishing. Specifically, the presentation will review manuscript preparation and the costs of editing and proofing, compare the services offered by the leading Print on Demand (POD) publishers, recommends suitable publishers based on a cost versus benefit analysis. Participants of...

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$135

Copy Edit and Proofread Like a Pro

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

Learn the marks and methods used by professional editors and proofreaders. Perhaps you're considering copy editing as a profession, need help deciphering your editor's marks, or just want to be a more helpful member in your writers group. Through in-class and home exercises, this course will equip you with tools, knowledge, and plenty of practice...

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$270

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Your First (Or Next) Novel

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

Writing a novel takes commitment, but it doesn’t need to be daunting. Learn how to generate a handful of plots from which to choose, methods for effectively planning your story, and simple hacks for fine tuning your basic fiction skills. Participants will initiate a flexible writing plan that will keep their writing flowing. This is a great half-day...

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$50
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