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Developing a Writing Practice

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

Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want more creativity in your life?  In this class, you’ll learn what’s needed to build a regular writing practice that works for you. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, and you’ll begin to recognize and work with your triggers and roadblocks. You’ll experiment with a variety of techniques...

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$115

3 sessions

Writing Your Business Book

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

Maybe you've toyed with the idea of writing a business book and sharing what you've learned with others around you. The fact is, anyone can write a book. The problem is, most people are stopped before they even start by the size of the project, and more importantly, fear of the unknown. With the right information, the right process, and the right teacher,...

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$135

4 sessions

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Flash in a Flash

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

Flash fiction (stories told in 1,000 words or less) is an exciting genre attracting increasing interest in the publishing world. This two-hour course will provide an introduction to the genre, including model examples of flash, techniques of flash, and tips for writing your own. Participants will discuss where to read excellent flash, write multiple...

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$50

The Memoirist's Conundrums

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

Why write a memoir? What is the truth? What makes a memoir engaging to read? These are the questions participants will explore during this one-day immersion in the dilemmas that plague the memoirist. Through conversation and writing exercises, participants will come away with greater clarity of mind and be inspired to move onward with their life stories...

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$115

Villanelle Crash Course

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

Here's an opportunity either to improve your villanelle skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of villanelles and sonnets, participants will read several classic and contemporary examples to see why they work, and write one or more of their own.  Then, writers will see how a new poem can be improved by revision. (Feel...

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$50

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

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The Facts of Fiction

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

This workshop is for writers who want to use real-life characters and/or true events in their fiction. Each writer will come to class with the noted character or event they would like to novelize, and explore the nexus between journalism and novel-writing. This workshop will discuss how journalistic principles may apply as the writer researches a...

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$270

8 sessions

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How to Structure Your Book

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

Have a book in your mind but no idea where to start. Sometimes, especially when working with nonfiction or fiction the best place to start is to create a structure or outline that works. This two week workshop will give participants techniques and exercises to create that structure.  Please bring 15 copies of a one paragraph description of your...

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$135

2 sessions

Informed Opinion Writing

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

Learn how to make your writing more persuasive and more attractive! Led by former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, this workshop will teach participants how to fashion an argument elegantly and persuasively via careful planning and precise writing. By the end of the workshop, writers can expect to be in a position to try to sell their informed...

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$215

6 sessions

Revising the Poem

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

Getting a first draft down on paper is just the first step. The revision process is where most of the work, magic, and satisfaction of writing poetry happens. In this class, participants will learn how to open up their early drafts to discover what the poem really wants to talk about. A variety of in-class exercises will help writers find the heart...

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$135

4 sessions

Writing as a Path to Healing

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

Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in combination with body awareness, breath work, and therapeutic writing exercises that get participants connected with...

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$215

6 sessions

Advanced Fiction Workshop

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

You’re sick of sitting alone in your room. You’ve reached a certain level of mastery with your fiction writing, but you want some feedback you can trust, and moreover, you want to see what other good writers are doing with their fiction.  This workshop will gather together people of like minds, working hard and willing to be supportive. Do...

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$270

6 sessions

Syntax as Strategy

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

How poets handle syntax—the arrangement of words in a sentence—is crucial to everything from establishing the voice of a poem to evoking a particular response from the reader.  In this workshop, participants will take a close look at how sentences are put together and how changing the structure can send a poem off in a new direction. Writers...

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$50

Why Instagram Reels are Reel-y Important

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

Why Instagram Reels are Reel-y Important for Your Social Strategy You may have heard of Instagram Reels (and seen them taking over your explore feed!) and while part of you is groaning at the thought of yet another format to think about in your social strategy - trust us when we say it's one you can't ignore. In this session you'll learn what Reels...

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$40

Poetry Titles

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

Do you struggle to find a good title for your poems? Many poets do. A good title will expand the range of a poem, and deepen the reader’s experience. Join us to explore what makes a good title, and learn how to maximize such crucial “real estate” in your own poems. For class, please bring: a notebook, and 3 copies of two typed poems that you’ve...

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$50
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