June 12, 2008
Bethesda, MD – The Writers Center in Bethesda Maryland announces their summer course offerings. Angela Render will teach the following classes:
Building a Web Platform: Introduction to 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, June 28, 2008 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (15 seats) [Register Now]
Building a Web Platform: Websites for Beginners – Participants will gain a better understanding of what a Web site is, what it should contain and how it should function. Topics will include look and feel, and form and function. Examples of well and poorly formed Web sites will be provided, as well as vocabulary and tips on how to use some of the available free template software.
Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (15 Seats) [Register Now]
Building a Web Platform: Blogging for Beginners – 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 type of content should be included in a post, how to organize their content, how to invite comments and how to promote themselves on other people’s blogs. The class will brainstorm topic ideas for their own blogs.
Saturday, July 12, 2008 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (15 seats) [Register Now]
Building a Web Platform: 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, July 12, 2008 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (15 seats) [Register Now]
For more information on web development, contact Angela Render at 571-331-5941.
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