Teaching & Coaching

Improve your writing with hands-on instruction

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

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.

Read on for details!

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Winter 2020 Continuing Ed/Training Classes at North Seattle College

Registration opens Nov. 12 at 7 am

Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)

Mondays, Feb. 3-10
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 www.learnatnorth.org

Report Writing & Document Design (1 session)

Wednesday, Feb. 26
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 www.learnatnorth.org

Self-publishing your e-book (3 sessions)

Mondays, March 2-16
North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 pm, $99

Reach readers and make money—without the need to find an agent or publisher—by self-publishing an e-book. Give new life to your book manuscripts, essay collections, blog posts, family histories, memoirs, or poetry. Or use e-books to promote your business or profession. It’s never been easier to create and publish your own e-books! Class includes step-by-step instructions and plenty of examples. We’ll cover formatting your manuscript, creating a cover, choosing key words, understanding pricing options, tracking sales, marketing your books, and much more.

Class will be held on campus. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Write Night: Join us anytime!

Join Chris and fiction instructor Leslie 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.

Sign up for a six-week for just $90 (save 25%). Or drop in anytime for $20/class.

Fall 2 session: Nov. 7 – Dec. 12 (5 weeks, no class on Thanksgiving), $75

Your first visit is free with this Write Night Flyer !

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Writing Coaching

Encouragement, motivation, and direction to help you with creative or business writing projects.

Need help getting your thoughts on paper? We’ll work with you to reach your writing goals, whether it’s publishing that memoir or improving your email.

Topics we can help with include organizing and structuring your story, managing your time, developing writing skills, marketing your manuscript, understanding self-publishing, and more.

Contact us for more information.