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Making Your Business Writing Mistake-free

at National Seminars Training Washington

Discover writing techniques to help you create powerful, polished business documents. If your business writing is weaker than you’d like, you’re not alone. Nearly a quarter of college graduates admit to having poor writing skills. But the need for powerful, clear, error-free written communication in business isn’t going away. And, it’s a...

$199

Thursday Dec 14th, 1pm

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

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Persuasive Business Writing

at National Seminars Training Washington

Make your business writing clear and convincing. Program Description: How convincing is your writing? Does it change people’s minds? Get them to act? Imagine ... a colleague receives an email from you suggesting a complicated procedure change. He or she immediately responds: “What a great idea. Let’s do it.” Or a customer or vendor who’s...

$199

Wednesday Jan 10th, 1pm

Writing the Horror Story

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

Generate fear and tension in your work, while daring your reader to plunge forth into the darkness you create! Participants will read and discuss three selected stories in the first session, considering the elements of horror, attending to suspense, character, violence, and fear. In the following meetings, writers will workshop their newly written...

$195

5 sessions

Wednesday Jan 10th, 6pm

Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal

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

Whether you have a great idea, a few sample pages, or a finished manuscript, this workshop will help you bring it all together in a proposal that conveys your work and vision! In two two-hour sessions, participants will explore the proper structure and purpose of a nonfiction proposal, and the process for obtaining a literary agent. Classes will be...

$80

2 sessions

Tuesday Jan 9th, 7pm

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

Saturday Jan 13th, 11am

Getting Started: Creative Writing

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

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

$360

Tuesday Jan 16th, 7pm

Sonnet Crash Course

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

Here's an opportunity either to improve your sonnet skills or to write your first one. With the help of a widely published author of sonnets and villanelles, participants will read several classic and contemporary examples and then write one or more of their own. Then, writers will see how a new poem can be improved by revision. (Feel free also to...

$50

Saturday Jan 20th, 11am

Fiction I

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

This workshop is designed to help find the stories you were meant to write, and to begin to develop the craft you’ll need to tell them. Where do stories come from? To begin with, they come from memories, associations, and concerns within you. We’ll do some exercises to help you uncover these germs of an idea for a story, and turn them into fiction....

$270

6 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Writing the Spy Novel

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

Clancy, Ludlum, Le Carre, Follett -- These authors write books with tension that barely eases from beginning to end. Their characters often play to type, but that doesn't keep them from being memorable. How do these authors do it? In this six-week class participants will take an up-close look at publishied spy novels, then create some characters and...

$215

6 sessions

Thursday Jan 18th, 7:30pm

Business Writing Essentials

at National Seminars Training Washington

How to make your point clearly and concisely. Program Description: If you’re like most managers, every day you receive hundreds of new emails, memos, messages and reports. You can’t afford to spend a lot of time on any one single item, because you’d never get anything else done! So you understand the importance of communicating important information...

$199

Thursday Feb 8th, 1pm

Writing Literary Science Fiction

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

Works of fiction are often identified as either literary or genre, but this class will consider them both/and. Writers will identify what makes fiction "genre" or "literary," and look at contemporary short stories that combine aspects of science fiction with a literary aim. Participants will focus on an example and an aspect of craft each week. By...

$360

8 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 7:30pm

Fiction II

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

Fear is just excitement without the breath! What if there was something you haven't learned yet that could change everything? The mission in this workshop is to help you use your fear as a compass, instead of letting it paralyze you - to help you write and share the pieces of your soul aching to be set free. Participants will explore the topics of...

$50

8 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

The Extreme Novelist

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

Can't find the time/energy/inspiration to get your novel written? This popular course, developed by the author of the book by the same name, will help you complete a rough draft in just eight weeks. Writers will receive the encouraging guidance of professional writing coach Kathryn Johnson (author of over 40 published novels). Each participant will...

$360

9 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

Writing Close To The Bone

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

Write four stories in four weeks and experiment in form. Write a micro-memoir, a flash fiction, and two stories that blur fiction and autobiography. In-class prompts, thought-provoking homework, and critique of your work will start you writing close to the bone.

$195

4 sessions

Tuesday Jan 30th, 10:30am