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.

Fall 2: Nov. 1 - Dec. 13 (6 weeks, no class on Thanksgiving), $90

Drop ins welcome at $20/class.

See flier for more information.

Check out our Goal setting for writers worksheet.  

Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

This quarter's classes include:

  • North Seattle College: Easy Steps to Great Grammar; Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit; Report Writing & Document Design

Details below!

North Seattle College

  • Report Writing and Document Design (1 session)
    Wednesday, Nov. 14
    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

  • Easy Steps to Great Grammar (3 sessions)
    Mondays, Jan. 28-Feb. 11
    North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $99

    Confused about grammar and punctuation? This fun, hands-on class will help you master the latest rules, avoid common errors, and write with confidence. We'll cover apostrophes, verb tense, word usage, subject/verb agreement, commas/semicolons, style guides, how to avoid the 10 most common grammar and punctuation mistakes, and more. Class includes plenty of examples and exercises to help you practice your new skills. 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, Feb. 25 & March 4
    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