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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

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,...

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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...

$135

Getting Your Poetry Published

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

Whether participants have yet to submit their first poem to a literary journal or are ready to offer a publisher a book-length manuscript, this intensive one-day workshop will give all poets hands-on advice on how to achieve their publishing goals. Participants will learn how to place poems in print and online journals, why anthologies are such an...

$50

Developing User Requirements: Key to Project Success

at Learning Tree International - Herndon
13650 Dulles Technology Dr Ste #175, Virginia, District of Columbia 20171

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

Tuesday May 1st, 9am

Playwriting: Structure

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

This workshop will focus on organizational principles at work in structuring a stage play. During this one day class, participants will take a close look at Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, and watch selections from the film version to better understand structure, character, and exposition.  In addition, writers will look at screenwriting...

$135

Making Metaphor Work

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

This class will examine some of the more challenging and unusual metaphors that contemporary poets have used to bring their poems to life. This workshop will discuss how to choose between simile and metaphor, how to control and extend an image, and how to avoid using clichés.  There will be a writing exercise designed to challenge image-making...

$50

Poetry Bootcamp

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

Looking for a one-stop shop to get your work closely read before submitting? This one-day workshop will be dedicated to generating a couple new poems, critiquing a few older poems, and creating a list of literary journals and contest to submit work. Please submit three poems to [email protected] for the workshop leader to review prior to the...

$80

World Building

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

World building is a concept that was once more the property of writing like Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Since they were “imagined” worlds – there was much work to do to get your reader “into” the world and have them understand it. Now, world building is attributed to all types of writing. It’s like setting on steroids. World building is about letting...

$50

Beginning Fantasy 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

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,...

$50

Playwriting from the Gut

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

An interactive workshop that covers many aspects of playwriting, including characterization, dialogue, stage directions, plot, script formats, and marketing. Using improvisation, theater games, and speed-writing, students will find new ways to write and revise their scripts. By the final class, all students will have written a 10-minute play, which...

$310

6 sessions

Perfect Pitch to National Publication

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

How do you research and hone an idea well enough to get it through the static and into a national publication. Successful writers share queries and the negotiations that led to publication in Bloomberg Businessweek, AARP, Pacific Standard, New York Times Sunday Business, and more.  This workshop will look at both the pitches and the resulting...

$80

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,...

$50

Making a Poetry Chapbook

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

In this six week intensive workshop, participants will write a poetry chapbook of up to 15 pages, and then make a physical book!  In the first four meetings participants will explore how groups of poems work together to create a focused, whole experience. The sessions will include reading model chapbooks and considering various strategies of...

$400

6 sessions