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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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Developing User Requirements: Key to Project Success

at Learning Tree International - Alexandria
1925 Ballenger Ave, Washington, District of Columbia 22314

Learn to enhance your requirements development process — from planning the project, through conducting elicitation meetings and writing well-formed user requirements, to validating the requirements and managing changes to them. In this user requirements training course, you develop the skills for getting the right information from your stakeholders...

$2,990

4 sessions

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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