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.

Summer session 2: July 6 - Aug. 24 (6 weeks. No class July 20 or Aug. 3), $90.
Fall session: Sept. 21 - Oct. 26

Drop ins welcome at $20/class.

See flier for more information.

Check out our Goal setting for writers worksheet.  

Fall 2017 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

This quarter's classes include:

  • North Seattle College: Secrets of Powerful Writing, Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit, Improving Email Effectiveness, Report Writing & Document Design

Details below!

North Seattle College

  • Secrets of Powerful Writing (3 sessions)
    Mondays, Oct. 2-16
    North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $95

    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

  • Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)
    Mondays, Nov. 6 & 13
    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

  • Improving Email Effectiveness (1 session)
    Wednesday, Oct. 25
    North Seattle College, 1-4 p.m., $79

    Are you buried in email? Reduce your email stress and learn to use email as an effective business communication tool. In this entertaining and informative workshop, you’ll learn to compose clear, powerful email messages, organize your inbox, use email more efficiently, know when (and when not) to send email, and avoid embarrassing email mistakes. Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see

  • Report Writing & Document Design (1 session)
    Wednesday, Nov. 15
    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