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 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.

Summer session 2: July 6 - Aug. 24 (6 weeks. No class July 20 or Aug. 3), $90.

Drop ins welcome at $20/class.

See flier for more information.

Check out our Goal setting for writers worksheet.  

Summer 2017 Classes

This quarter's classes include:

  • North Seattle College: Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (NEW), Writing Short Memoir

  • Shoreline Community College: Business Writing Essentials

  • Seattle Central College: Proofreading & Grammar Review

Details below!

North Seattle College

  • Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)
    Mondays, July 10 & 17
    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 (2 sessions)
    Mondays, July 24 & 31
    North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $65

    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

Shoreline Community College

  • Business Writing Essentials (1 session)
    Saturday, July 22
    Shoreline Community College, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $9.12

    You can write clear, powerful, effective business documents--without the headaches! In this hands-on workshop you'll learn to clarify your message, communicate complex information, avoid common mistakes, edit and proofread your writing, use proper grammar and punctuation, and write business documents that get results.  Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-533-6706 or see

Seattle Central College

  • Proofreading & Grammar Review (1 session)
    Wednesday, July 12
    Seattle Central College, 1 - 4 p.m., $79

    Be confident in proofing and editing documents once you know the secrets to effective business English. Let us help take the mystery out of the English grammar, punctuation, and commonly misused terms. Strengthen your documents or presentations after learning the art of editing and proofing. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-934-5448 or see