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.

Winter session 1: Jan. 18 - Feb. 22 (6 weeks), $90.

Drop ins welcome at $20/class.

See flier for more information.

Check out our Goal setting for writers worksheet.  

Winter 2018 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

This quarter's classes include:

  • North Seattle College: Secrets of Powerful Writing, Writing Short Memoir, Business Writing Essentials

Details below!

North Seattle College

  • Secrets of Powerful Writing (3 sessions)
    Mondays, Jan. 29-Feb. 12
    North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $99

    Good writing doesn't have to be hard--not if you know the secrets! Whatever you write--emails, reports, articles, newsletters, blogs, or personal journals--you'll benefit from being able to express yourself clearly and directly on paper. In this hands-on class you'll learn to clarify your message, communicate complex information, avoid common mistakes, edit and proofread your writing, use proper grammar and punctuation, communicate on social and electronic media, 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, Feb. 26-March 12
    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

  • Business Writing Essentials (1 session)
    Wednesday, March 7
    North Seattle College, 1-4 p.m., $79

    This course offers practical tips for producing professional-looking business documents. Learn the importance of writing for a specific audience and making the purpose and call to action clear.  Review  writing strategies for routine, persuasive, negative news, and personal messages. Then try your skill at hands-on exercises that reinforce the 5 C’s of good business writing—being concrete, clear, concise, courteous, and correct. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see