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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
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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
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Managing Contract Lobbyists and Consultants

at Public Affairs Council - Downtown, Washington, D.C.
2121 K St NW Ste 900, Washington, District of Columbia 20037

Hyper-partisanship, midterm elections and high-stakes policy debates will be keeping government relations professionals on their toes. And success may be tied to having the right assets at the right time and in the right place. This workshop will look at the unique challenges of 2018 and provide best practices and key insights for assessing: When...

$399
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Writing For Film & TV

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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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
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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
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Developing a Writing Practice

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

Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want more creativity in your life?  In this class, you’ll learn what’s needed to build a regular writing practice that works for you. As a group, we’ll discuss obstacles to success, and you’ll begin to recognize and work with your triggers and roadblocks. You’ll experiment with a variety of techniques...

$115

3 sessions

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Building Your Speaking Business

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

Maybe you have toyed with the dream of increasing your book sales and generating additional revenue by building a speaking business, or perhaps you have just thought about addressing occasional requests to speak that have come your way. But how do you find speaking opportunities, and make every moment count to drive even more engagements your way....

$135
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Writing Your Business Book

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

Maybe you've toyed with the idea of writing a business book and sharing what you've learned with others around you. The fact is, anyone can write a book. The problem is, most people are stopped before they even start by the size of the project, and more importantly, fear of the unknown. With the right information, the right process, and the right teacher,...

$135

4 sessions

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Food Safety for Production: DC Health Regulations

at Union Market - Gallaudet
1309 5th St, Washington, District of Columbia 20002

Sustaining your food business requires more than just a great recipe and marketing plan. Applying proper risk management procedures are important to minimize food-borne illnesses and outbreaks that can devastate your company. Know how to write successful SOPs and HACCP plans to get your business approved so you can really start cooking!

$20
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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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Informed Opinion Writing

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

Learn how to make your writing more persuasive and more attractive! Led by former Washington Post columnist Bob Levey, this workshop will teach participants how to fashion an argument elegantly and persuasively via careful planning and precise writing. By the end of the workshop, writers can expect to be in a position to try to sell their informed...

$215

6 sessions

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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
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Copy Edit and Proofread Like a Pro

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

Learn the marks and methods used by professional editors and proofreaders. Perhaps you're considering copy editing as a profession, need help deciphering your editor's marks, or just want to be a more helpful member in your writers group. Through in-class and home exercises, this course will equip you with tools, knowledge, and plenty of practice...

$270

6 sessions

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Writing About Place

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

Participants in this workshop will share their projects and discuss short readings from a variety of genres, including journalism, poetry, memoir, and fantasy. We will discuss the various ways to establish an immersive sense of place in your writing, including historical context, natural description, dialogue, and more. Participants will gain a friendly,...

$115

3 sessions

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