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Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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Columbia MD, 21046
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Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Develop creative writing skills to write your own fiction or nonfiction short story. Explore techniques to develop characters, dialogue, and meaning to a story. After you register, please create an account at This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.

Tuition: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
May 16-Jun 22   Online XO-376 4160 #8981
Jun 13-Jul 20   Online XO-376 4161 #9077
Jul 18-Aug 24   Online XO-376 4302 #0031
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-376 4303 #0032
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Marketing Fiction

Looking to create buzz for your newly published novel or backlist? Award-winning romantic suspense author P.J. O’Dwyer will guide you through the steps of marketing your novel. You will learn tried-and-true marketing strategies for the launch of your book. These include helping you devise a
well-designed blog tour, a traditional book tour and ways to maximize your marketing dollars while having fun creating your own book-launching party. Marketing is ongoing. P.J. will offer you a toolbox that will help generate more traffic to your website using social media and email blasts. Learn to hold your fans’ interest weekly, if not daily, through blogging. Develop meaningful posts that are timely, create interest and offer helpful information that will allow you to become your fans’ trusted source in your genre. 1.2 CEUs.

Tuition: $134 (includes $45 in fees*)
Wed Apr 18-May 23 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XI-219 6407 #9848
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Speaking With Confidence

Gain confidence speaking before groups from professional speaker and coach Allan Misch. He will reveal strategies
for you to become a more confident and skilled presenter.
In this information-packed and entertaining course, you
will discover a powerful preparation method to minimize mishaps. Learn a proven presentation structure to guarantee your audience will understand you. Uncover a secret practice technique to learn and deliver your presentation using minimal notes. Practice a refined strategy in order to be a confident and skilled presenter.

Tuition: $89 (includes $45 in fees*)
Tue May 08-May 22 6:30PM-8:30PM Gateway Campus XI-201 6314 #9072
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