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Salesforce for Reports & Dashboards

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

This class is delivered by a live instructor and is specifically <br><br>designed to teach administrators, business analysts, or report writers how to utilize the basic and advanced analytic capabilities of Salesforce.<br><br>A student in this class will learn the...

$495
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Story Intensive

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

This workshop will look at what makes short stories work (and by extension, novels and memoirs). Participants will be read and discuss stories from American Best Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer, as well as workshop their short stories or memoirs. Participants are encouraged to bring a story to the first class for critique.

$195
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Public Speaking the Actor's Way

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

Four lunchtime classes. An innovative approach to powerful public speaking, taught by pioneers in the field of applied acting.  This course leads participants through a series of acting-based physical, vocal and psychological exercises designed to promote spoken communication that leaves a lasting impact on an audience.  From writing a...

$250

4 sessions

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Expanding Your Social Media Presence

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

Looking to build your social media presence beyond Facebook and Twitter?  This session gives an overview of Goodreads, Litsy, and Li.st, and looks into what they might offer readers and writers. We will set up profiles and go over their features and begin to use them. If time permits and there is interest, we may also look at other apps, such...

$50
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Levelup Your Career:Valuable Skills for Every Workplace

at General Assembly - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1133 15th St NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

If you’re looking to boost your skills and build up your business savvy, this workshop series is for you! Over three separate workshops, you’ll learn how to efficiently manage a project, use a variety of creative solutions to solve problems, and understand web development fundamentals.  By the end of the series, you'll have skills that make...

$175

3 sessions

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Flash Fiction

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

Flash fiction insists that ideas are honed to their essence, while still offering structure, theme, setting, character, and dialogue. The power of these popular stories lies in their brevity (1,000 words or less), often cracking open one small moment and revealing a surprise twist. Short readings and in-class exercises will illustrate craft, at least...

$220

12 sessions

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Turning Life Into Art

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

Get your past on the page in this invigorating workshop led by Christina Baker Kline. Christina will lead a discussion about the power of writing about one’s own past and family history, looking particularly at how memory, ritual, and visual prompts can serve as points of departure. She'll guide you in exercises that will get you reflecting on and...

$65
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Unpacking the Personal Essay

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

We carry around a lifetime of memories—suitcases that, for the nonfiction writer, are waiting to be unpacked on the page. How can we create a compelling narrative while honoring loved ones? What are the innovations in construction and voice that have made the personal essay a hotspot in contemporary publishing? The first part of each session will...

$150

4 sessions

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Journal Keeping

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

Full Course Title: Journal Keeping: Creating a Journal You Won’t Throw Away Join Phyllis Theroux, author of The Journal Keeper, for a seminar on how to keep a journal you will treasure. There are rules. She will share them. There are rewards. She will take you through a few mock journal-keeping sessions that will help you uncover those rewards on...

$40
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Write Now

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

You want to write but can’t get started. You have ideas that seem to resist development. You write a few pages but can’t get from start to finish. If this describes your current writing status, this workshop will introduce you to techniques that can move you from “I want to write” to “I am writing.” Participants will learn how to write...

$90
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Right Brain Writing – Daily Life

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

Explore your creative side in this session, one of a series of stand-alone classes with prompts designed to get your subconscious flowing. Through guided exercises, we’ll focus on writing about daily life and its simple beauty, the extraordinary found in the ordinary. No writing experience necessary! This is a great class for beginners and also...

$50
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From Novice to Novelist – Crash Course

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

This workshop offers guidance in deconstructing and demystifying the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll start by fostering new ideas and work all the way through to the process of getting your novel into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way, participants will learn various facets of novel writing, including how...

$105
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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

2 sessions

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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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