Announcing Fall Classes at The Writers’ Center

Writers' CenterAngela Render offers four popular classes for the fall session at the Writers’ Center in Bethesda, MD.

Intro to Marketing Platforms
Getting published is hard, especially for a first-time author. What if you could include on your query letter, “I have a blog that receives 40,000 visitors a month and an e-newsletter with 10,000 subscribers.” 40,000? That’s a print run. Publishers want you to come with a platform and this workshop will discuss what a platform is and when to start building it. It will also give a brief overview of the tools available to writers for building a platform on the Web, and discuss internet privacy and copyright. Participants will brainstorm what types of internet media might be right for them to use.
Saturday October 4, 2008 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Introduction to Websites
Participants will gain a better understanding of what a website is, what it should contain and how it should function. Topics will include, look and feel and form and function. Examples of well-formed websites and poorly formed websites will be provided as well as vocabulary and tips on how to use some of the available free template software.
Saturday October 4, 2008 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Introduction to Blogging
This class will go into more detail about blogging. It will cover several blogging software options, the basics on how to set up a blog, how to post and how to insert images. Participants will get a feel for what sort of content should be included in a post, how to organize their content, how to invite comment and how to promote themselves on other people’s blogs. The class will brainstorm topic ideas for their own blogs.
Saturday October 18, 2008 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Blogging Tips and Tricks
Students will learn techniques to improve their posts and their exposure. Basic graphics editing, search engine optimization (SEO) and ways to come up with sustainable topics to write about will be discussed.
Saturday October 18, 2008 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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