My Fall Classes at the Writer’s Center

These are three separate classes.

How to Write A Lot

11/2/2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)

Do you find it impossible to squeeze time for creative writing into your hectic life? Well, you can’t publish if you’re not writing. Writing requires discipline and commitment. Whether you are working on a novel, a short story, or your blog you must learn how to set boundaries and focus on your writing.In this class you will learn how to develop the habits of a successful writer, including how to set and track your writing goals, create a schedule and project plan, and use writing prompts to advance your story or generate new work. We will also do in-class fiction and non-fiction writing exercises designed to show you how to make the most of your writing time.There are no good excuses! This class is for all busy writers.

Register on the Writer’s Center website.

Make A Living As A Writer

11/9/2013writing for a living
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)

There are many ways to earn income as a writer or editor. It’s time to think outside the traditional box and create the professional writing career that you desire. Learn how to find work as a professional writer or editor with businesses and nonprofit organizations; how to pitch stories to newspapers, magazines or blogs; and how to submit your work to literary journals and other publications. We will look at the skills and knowledge you need to develop to build and manage your career as a writer, and how to use professional development opportunities, writing workshops, and artist residencies to network, increase your skills and advance your career. This class is intended for emerging writers, career changers and writers who want to get published and enjoy the satisfaction of doing what they love.

Register on the Writer’s Center website.

Getting Started: Creative Writing

Saturday, November 16, 2013
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Writer’s Center (Bethesda, MD)

Learn how to write what you know. Using guided and independent writing exercises you will practice writing non-fiction stories and experiment with literary techniques such as crafting dialogue, writing conflict and developing three-dimensional characters in order to create short stories based on your own experiences.

Register on the Writer’s Center website.

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