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Strong Beginnings for Fiction & Memoir

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

Where should your story open? In the middle? With a bit of dialogue? A character in action? Do your beginning pages introduce conflict? Do they establish point of view, setting, and expectation? Let's explore the components of a strong start, one that is not gimmicky, but an integral part of the narrative — capturing the reader from the first page....

$50
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Not Just Words: How to Write Dialogue...

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

Dialogue in writing presents a difficult challenge to the writer. On the one hand, you want your characters words to sound lifelike. On the other hand, if your characters’ words are too lifelike, the result, ironically, is lifeless writing that drones on and on like a transcript of a really boring Congressional hearing. In this two-session...

$60

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Creating Complex Characters

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

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
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Web Writing & Editing Boot Camp

at Merry Bruns Science Sites Communications - Penn Quarter
529 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20045

This class is designed to help students make their site content dynamic and customer-focused.   If you're migrating content from print to web, moving your site to a CMS, developing a new architecture, or just need to make your content scannable and readable. This course will prove handy. What to Expect Classes are jam-packed with hands-on...

$450
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Travel Memoir Your Readers Will Love

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

This course will teach you how to structure a travel memoir, organize your insights and adventures into compelling narrative, and write evocatively using the best techniques of fiction to describe your real-life trip. In-class writing exercises will each focus on a different component of writing travel, including time/place anchors, setting the scene,...

$120
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Poem-A-Day: A Five-Day Poetry Workshop

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

Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students, this workshop will get you writing! Participants should bring a recent poem to the first session, during which they will be given an array of exercises and suggestions to start the poem-a-day process. From then on, each participant should bring a new poem to every class meeting. The workshop...

$125

5 sessions

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