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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Fall 2019 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

Writing a Short Memoir (3 weeks)

Mondays, Sept. 30 – Oct. 14
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 www.learnatnorth.org

For more of my thoughts on writing short memoir, see this blog post.

Secrets of Powerful Writing (3 weeks)

Mondays, Oct. 21 – Nov. 4
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 www.learnatnorth.org

Report Writing & Document Design (1 session)

Wednesday, Oct. 23
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

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 1 session: Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 (6 weeks), $90
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.