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Beginning Fantasy & Science Fiction

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

Vampires, zombies, and halflings with swords! Participants will build a world and write in it.  The first session of this workshop will be devoted to the basics of fiction and story construction. In the second session, participants will do a start-up exercise to help get them started on a possibly longer work.

$80

2 sessions

Wednesday Nov 29th, 7:30pm

A Crash Course in Prosody

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

Why do so many poems being written today sound like prose broken up into lines? A familiarity with prosody, the study of the patterns of rhythm and sound in poetry, is essential if you want to make your poems sound more musical.  In this class we will review the basics of meter and scansion and learn how to discover and develop rhythmic patterns...

$80

Sunday Dec 10th, 12pm

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Write Like the News

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

Lead with the future -- not background. That's the most important of eight journalism skills that will transform your writing.  The others:  write your readers' language be positive (to be both clear and upbeat) lay out logically be consistent be precise be brief choose strong verbs.  Highlights:  communicate in a crisis...

$50

Wednesday Dec 6th, 7pm

Life Stories Intensive

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

Whether you want to write a memoir, blog, college essay, letter to your granddaughter, or use your own life as the basis for fiction, life story writing requires that we tell where we come from and who we are.  Learn to identify your story's essence and to engage the reader through fictional techniques. Participants will leave inspired to begin...

$50

Saturday Dec 2nd, 9:30am

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

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10am

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

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10:30am

From Novice to Novelist

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

A day-long workshop that deconstructs and demystifies the novel-writing process for struggling and/or aspiring writers. We'll go all the way from getting the nub of an idea to getting your book into the hands of expectant fans. Along the way you'll learn how to stay organized, write in the voice of the opposite sex, the art of rewriting, and how to...

$115

Saturday Dec 9th, 10am

How to Write a Novel

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

A practical 16-point plan that takes you from the mere germ of an idea all the way through the creative process, with an eye on getting a finished book into the hands of potential fans. We'll discuss how to transform the nub of an idea into a book-length project, populated with interesting characters, a twisty-turny plot, snappy dialogue, and an interesting...

$50

Wednesday Dec 6th, 10am

Hooking Your Reader: Writing A Killer First Line

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

Most editors of both magazines and presses will say that they read the first, last, and middle page of a story before deciding if they want to read more. Potential readers are even less forgiving. So how do we snag our readers and make them want to read more?  In this workshop, we'll look at examples of powerful first lines and discuss strategies...

$50

Saturday Dec 16th, 10:30am

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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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....

Writing War

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

In honor of Veterans Day, please join us for an evening with writers and editors of the literary journal O-Dark-Thirty which features prose and poetry written by military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.  Come hear select readings by contributors and a panel discussion with editors and others involved in working with this...

Free
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Writing For TV & Film

at The Writer's Center - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily.  This hands-on workshop will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot. Participants will examine...

$115
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Lunch Time Lit

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

Lunch Time Lit is a short, free program for professionals that offers advice and expertise to writers. This season, mentor Patty Alper will discuss the publishing process and that big question once you get published, "Now what?"    Participants are invited to bring their own bagged lunch. Refreshments will be provided. Join Patty Alper...

Free
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Reclaiming Women's Voices

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

This workshop will explore the deep roots and juicy traditions of women’s literature as a way to enrich your poetry and prose, as we discuss some of the most important themes and techniques of women’s writing down the millennia.  You will write several pieces of your own poetry or prose that participate in these traditions and have the opportunity...

$50
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