Announcing Winter Classes at the Writer’s Center

Writers' CenterAngela Render offers her three most popular classes as well as her much demanded advanced marketing courses for the winter session at the Writers’ Center in Bethesda, MD.

Intro to Marketing Platforms
Getting published is hard, especially for a first-time author. 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 January 31, 2008 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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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 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 January 1, 2008 – 3 PM to 5 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Blogging Tips and Tricks
An intermediate level workshop that is best suited for people who are already blogging and want to take their blogs to the next level. 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 March 7, 2008 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Getting Found
This advanced workshop discusses techniques for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as well as integrating various web media and finding places to promote your web presence both online and offline. Participants will learn how a blog and a website can work together to help build their platform. The class will also address how to use web traffic analysis tools to judge how well sites are performing.
Saturday March 7, 2008 – 3 PM to 5 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Advanced Marketing
This class will focus on building a mailing list and finding avenues for free advertising. Advanced techniques for collecting prospect data will be discussed and participants will begin to design sales and marketing packages.
Saturday March 21, 2008 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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Designing a Roadmap
The advanced class will discuss individual platform needs and how to design a personalized marketing campaign. Participants will leave with a strategy for building their platforms and marketing their work. (10 seat limit)
Saturday March 21, 2008 – 3 PM to 5 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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