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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...

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$60

2 sessions

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...

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$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...

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$40

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...

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$90

Travel Memoir Your Readers Will Love

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

This course will teach you how to structure a travel memoir, organize your insights and adventures into compelling narrative, and write evocatively using the best techniques of fiction to describe your real-life trip. In-class writing exercises will each focus on a different component of writing travel, including time/place anchors, setting the scene,...

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$120
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