Writers’ Center Classes for Spring 2009 Now Booking

Angela Render offers her four most popular classes at the spring 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 April 25, 2009 – 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 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, April 25, 2009 – 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 May 16, 2009 – 12:30 PM to 2:30 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 May 16, 2009 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$45.00 (Member) $65.00 (Non-Member)
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