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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...

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$135

4 sessions

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,...

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$80

2 sessions

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Getting Started: Creative Writing(2 Weeks)

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Spring! This can be your time to plant seeds of creativity. Begin by exploring imaginative forms of writing in a supportive environment.  Fun prompts will help circumvent the analytic brain and give creativity a chance to thrive. You’ll find new ways to free up memories and use them as inspiration for memoir, fiction, poems, creative nonfiction,...

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$145

2 sessions

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Getting Started: Creative Writing(5 Weeks)

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

Participants will experiment with words, language, story telling, and poetry through interactive class activities and out of class readings and assignments.

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$270

5 sessions

Characters We Love...or Love to Hate

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

Learn how to breathe life into your fictional characters—protagonists, antagonists, and supporting cast. Make them so believable readers will bond with your paper people!  This workshop will teach you practical, effective ways of looking at characterization suitable to all genres. Spend a morning over coffee and pastries with professional writing...

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$50

Creating Your Book for Children

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

Having a children's book published in today's tough market may seem like an impossible dream. But, in reality, getting your book idea into shape and into print can hinge on just the right advice from a pro. Do you need an agent? Should you connect with an artist? What about self-publishing? In a DC-area exclusive one-session workshop, nationally-known...

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$50

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...

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$215

6 sessions

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...

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$215

6 sessions

Not Your Father’s News Release

at Wylie Communications, Inc. - Northwest Washington 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW 8th Fl, Washington, District of Columbia 20004

         Learn to get the word out via media relations in this PR writing class. PR professionals have been married to the traditional news release format since Ivy Lee created the release more than 100 years ago. It’s time for a new approach! With 2,500 releases going out each day — that’s one every 35 seconds —...

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$1,095

2 sessions

The Facts of Fiction

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

This workshop is for writers who want to use real-life characters and/or true events in their fiction. Each writer will come to class with the noted character or event they would like to novelize, and explore the nexus between journalism and novel-writing. This workshop will discuss how journalistic principles may apply as the writer researches a...

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$270

8 sessions

Writing as a Path to Healing

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

Participants of this course will learn powerful tools that allow them to use writing as a path to healing and happiness. Writers will explore the topics of body awareness, the inner critic, using fear as a compass, and mindset magic, in combination with body awareness, breath work, and therapeutic writing exercises that get participants connected with...

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$215

6 sessions

Memory Writing - The Basics

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

Call it memoir, creative non-fiction, autobiography, journaling, or memory writing. Your inspired-by-life stories may be intended “for the grandkids,” or become a got-to-read bestseller. If you hope to share your life with others, you’ll want the writing to be appealing and the best it can be.  This half-day course will discuss basic guidelines,...

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$50

One-Day Writing Lab: Dialogue

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

Learn to show the power of what your characters say and don't say. Well-crafted dialogue reveals layers of subtext: what is said vs. underlying meaning. It contributes to development of conflict, character, and more. Each scene we write should serve more than one purpose; this holds true for the dialogue in the scene as well.  In this session,...

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$50

Applying Standup Comedy Techniques to Your Writing

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

If you can read this and you can laugh, you can write humor! Learn the basic psychology of how your brain gets a joke to discover what's "gettable" about your subject matter, real or fictional, for humor writing or other ironic purposes.  This class also works as a fun introduction to the fundamentals of workshopping for those new to the expectations...

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$135

Picture-Writing, Hieroglyphics, Cuneiform-Word

at Yellow Barn Studio - Bethesda 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, District of Columbia 20812

Celebrate "visible speech” writing language as Art. Create serious whimsical beautiful communication works of Art. Explore word pictures, signs, and letter forms from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. Draw and paint your words as a strong design by the world’s oldest signs for syllables and alphabet letters. A fun, fast-moving journey back through...

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$325

8 sessions

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