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Playwriting from the Gut

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

An interactive workshop that covers many aspects of playwriting, including characterization, dialogue, stage directions, plot, script formats, and marketing. Using improvisation, theater games, and speed-writing, students will find new ways to write and revise their scripts. By the final class, all students will have written a 10-minute play, which...

$310

6 sessions

Business Case Writing

at Knowledgehut

Corporate strategy execution depends upon developing and implementing the best solution in the workplace. Success factors however, rely upon basing the solution on the right requirements, drawn from a sound and robust Business Case. A well crafted business case document outlines the rationale for undertaking a business project. It should be a formal,...

Friday Feb 23rd, 9am

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Business and Report Writing Introduction

at Learning Tree International - Herndon
13650 Dulles Technology Dr Ste #175, Virginia, District of Columbia 20171

Today’s technology has made everyone in the workplace a writer — leaving your reputation and success increasingly dependent on how well you communicate. In this training course, you gain foundational knowledge in business writing, and leverage effective writing tools to create contract proposals, business plans, executive summaries, recommendation...

$2,650

3 sessions

Wednesday Feb 21st, 9am

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...

$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...

$115

The Force of Poetry

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

In this eight week workshop, intermediate and advanced poets will concentrate on reading, writing, and critiquing poetry. Each class session will include a brief discussion of selected contemporary poems, an in-class writing prompt, and workshopping participants' poems. Specific exercises will be given to free the imagination, and quiet the inner censor....

$360

8 sessions

Short Story Skeletons

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

The vast majority of successful stories have a bone structure of conflict, character, and complexity embedded in them. This workshop will uncover the pattern in three published stories and participants will learn to identify the pattern or its absence in their own stories. The three stories to be discussed will be emailed to participants in advance...

$50

Intermediate 1 (B1)

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

Units 3, 4 and 5 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 2a” are covered in this class. You will talk about trips and vacations, comparing and expressing preferences; sport, health, and giving advice. You will learn some Italian history.  Grammar: aggettivi comparativi e superlativi, passato remoto, avverbi, congiuntivo. Required supplies...

$280

10 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,...

$135

4 sessions

Creating Complex Characters

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

What do your characters yearn for. Examine how a character's wants and desires drive key elements of story including narrative, dialogue, conflict, and plot. Short exercises and readings will illustrate ways to identify and depict a character's passion, which is essential to creating a compelling person — someone with whom a reader wants to spend...

$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...

$270

6 sessions

Playwriting: Structure

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

This workshop will focus on organizational principles at work in structuring a stage play. During this one day class, participants will take a close look at Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and watch selections from the film version to better understand structure, character, and exposition.  In addition, writers will look at screenwriting...

$135

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...

$115

3 sessions

Whodunnit? Writing the Mystery Novel

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

If you’ve always wanted to write a mystery novel but didn’t know where to start, this workshop is for you. Learn writing fundamentals as they apply to the mystery.  Participants will examine characteristics of the many subgenres (thrillers, too!) and learn about mystery-specific conventions and pitfalls such as TSTL syndrome, macguffins,...

$50

Punctuation: A Poet's Dilemma

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

When it comes to punctuating poems, opinions vary widely. Some poets are as careful and correct as T.S. Eliot, while others, like W.S. Merwin, have gotten rid of punctuation altogether.  In this workshop writers will discuss what traditional punctuation can achieve and whether syntax and line breaks are an adequate substitute. Participants will...

$50