Fall 2010 Workshops at the Writer’s Center

Save the date for my 2010 Fall classes.

Introduction 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 over-view 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, September 25th, 2010
12:30–2:30 P.M.
Fee: $63 ($38 Members)
Bethesda
All Levels

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 comments and how to promote themselves on other people’s blogs. The class will brainstorm topic ideas for their own blogs.

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
3:00–5:00 P.M.
Fee: $63 ($38 Members) Bethesda
All Levels

Advanced Marketing
This class focuses 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, October 16th, 2010
12:30 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
Fee: $63 ($38 Members)
Bethesda
All Levels

*NEW* Social Networking for Writers
Does the world of Social Media make you want to head for a cave? Do you think the world’s all gone to Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks? Learn to navigate the social surf online and in person as you learn how to approach social networking online and off.

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
3:00–5:00 P.M.
Fee: $63 ($38 Members)
Bethesda
All Levels

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, October 23rd, 2010
12:30–2:30 P.M.
Fee: $63 ($38 Members)
Bethesda
All Levels

*NEW* Writing for Social Networking
Ghost blogging or writing for other people’s social networking campaigns is a fast-growing opportunity for writers. Learn what it takes to write effectively for this medium.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
3:00–5:00 P.M.
Fee: $68 ($53 Member)
Bethesda
All Levels

Please note: This workshop is priced at the Early Bird Discount rate. The price is subject to change in September.

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