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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.

$135
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Publishing in Literary Magazine

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

Want to submit your work to magazines but don't know how?  In this workshop, we'll talk about what literary magazines are, what editors are looking for in submissions, have a ÒtranslationÓ exercise, tips on how to get the most out of a lit mag, and the secrets to writing a great cover letter to get an editorÕs attention. The skills you learn...

$50
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Intro to Flash Fiction

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 increased 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. We'll discuss where to read excellent flash, write multiple flashes...

$50
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Creating Memorable Characters for Young Readers

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

While a good plot may intrigue, readers only become absorbed when they connect with the main character. How do you create a fictional character who will engage young readers from the first page? How can you make dialogue reveal your characterÕs personality?  Explore the elements of crafting fictional characters, both realistic and imaginary,...

$80

2 sessions

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Write Tight

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

In this workshop for beginning fiction writers, you’ll learn how to excise excess prose to streamline your work. Improve clarity, pacing, and readability using fewer words!  We’ll cover concepts like:  show, don’t tell in late, out early in media res redundancy pesky adverbs purple prose and much, much more Say goodbye to...

$50
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All About Tone

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

Robert Frost said, "It's tone I'm in love with; that's what poetry is, tone."  The ability to control tone in a poem is what makes the poet credible and his or her intention clear. But tone has not always been easy to define, let alone control. In this workshop participants will attempt to distinguish tone from voice, style, and mood.  ...

$50
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NaNoWriMo 101

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

Every November, thousands of writers worldwide sit down to a challenge: to write 50,000 words, or the first draft of a novel, in just thirty days.  Yes, it's crazy, and yet, books like Water for Elephants and The Night Circus were born in past years during National Novel Writing Month. Is it for you? How does it work? What are the strategies...

$50
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The Mindful Writing Workshop

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

Many of the skills we need to write vivid stories, poems, and creative non-fiction (e.g., slowing down, looking intensely and patiently at an object, precision) are directly in line with one of the hottest philosophies on the spiritual scene these days: mindfulness, a.k.a. "Be Here Now." Tortured artists of the world, throw off your chains! ...

$80

2 sessions

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The No-Homework Fiction Workshop

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

Every component of this workshop takes place in class: craft discussion, writing, editorial feedback, revision (with the option to begin second or third pieces) and advice on where to go with what you’ve produced. Participants may wish to come in with an idea or two they’d like to work on in class, or they may decide to work extemporaneously, based...

$135

4 sessions

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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...

$115

3 sessions

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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,...

$50
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Narrative Nonfiction II: Stories from Facts

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

Theory is great but writing is better! In this class students will have the chance to try their hand at writing narrative nonfiction.  A variety of readings and exercises will get students started. We'll also use our time to share student work each week, discuss the basics of a strong proposal, and provide feedback on any proposals that are in...

$215

6 sessions

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Writing a Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel

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

Stop spinning your wheels and start writing your first draft! In this class you will generate ideas, write beginning scenes, and flesh out the plot for your novel.  Learn about story structure, characterization, conflict, outlining, and other craft topics, with a special focus on writing for young people. Each week participants will read...

$215

6 sessions

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Quickbooks Pro 2015/2016: Level 2

at Certstaffix Training - Largo
1300 Caraway Ct Ste 200, Largo, Maryland 20774

This training course is dedicated to providing you with a flexible, high-performance learning system. This dedication has resulted in a unique and progressive training method. Unlike other training methods that focus on theory or high-tech training products that overwhelm you, this training method provides a simple approach to learning computer software....

$435
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Building Your Speaking Business

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

Maybe you have toyed with the dream of increasing your book sales and generating additional revenue by building a speaking business, or perhaps you have just thought about addressing occasional requests to speak that have come your way. But how do you find speaking opportunities, and make every moment count to drive even more engagements your way....

$135
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