Writing Classes

Want to improve your writing skills? Sign up for a fun, hands-on class with Chris at North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, or Shoreline Community College. Or join her Thursdays nights in Shoreline for Write Night (see schedule below).

You can also arrange for Chris to speak to your group, lead a customized writing seminar at your workplace, or meet with you for one-on-one writing coaching.

Write Night: Join us anytime!

Join Chris and fiction instructor Leslie Adkins Hall for Write Night, a weekly facilitated writer's support class. Get regular feedback and create a support system for your writing life.  Write Night can become your built-in deadline and will help you write more, high-quality manuscripts.      

Write Night meets Thursdays, 6:15-8:30 p.m., at the Richmond Masonic Hall, N. 185th St. & Linden Ave. N. (just a block west of Hwy 99) in Shoreline.

Spring session 1: March 8  - April 12 (6 weeks), $90.
Spring session 2: April 19 - May 24 (6 weeks), $90.

Drop ins welcome at $20/class.

See flier for more information.

Check out our Goal setting for writers worksheet.  

Spring 2018 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

This quarter's classes include:

  • North Seattle College: Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit; Writing Short Memoir, Report Writing & Document Design

Details below!

North Seattle College

  • Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)
    Mondays, April 23 & 30
    North Seattle College, 6:30-9 p.m., $79

    Make money, influence others, and express yourself with freelance writing! Learn to write compelling stories for magazines, blogs, websites, and more. This fun, hands-on class takes you step-by-step through the writing/publishing process, from getting ideas to cashing your checks. We’ll cover ideas, research, marketing, writing skills, building your platform, and more. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see

  • Writing Short Memoir (3 sessions)
    Mondays, May 7-21
    North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $99

    Turn your life experiences—dramatic and everyday—into powerful short memoir. If you’ve wanted to write about your life but don’t have time now to tackle a book project, this class is for you! Tell the story of your life in bite-sized chunks. This class will lead you step-by-step through writing a short memoir piece: from selecting and reflecting on your experience, to writing and publishing your story. By the end of the class, you'll have a short memoir piece ready to publish. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see

  • Report Writing & Document Design (1 session)
    Wednesday, June 6
    North Seattle College, 1-4 p.m., $79

    Want to see immediate improvement in your report-writing projects? Learn to write for specific audiences, design documents for readability and clarity, and write concisely using plain English guidelines. Discuss and share ideas in this interactive workshop and learn to produce reports, simple or complex, that grab attention and get results. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see