Teaching & Coaching

Improve your writing with hands-on instruction

Want to improve your writing skills? Sign up for a fun, online class with Chris through North Seattle College.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our classes have all moved online. But you’ll still get all the learning and personal connection with others. So if you’re feeling bored and isolated, join us online!

You can also arrange for Chris lead a customized writing seminar for your work group, or meet with you for one-on-one writing coaching. All coaching services provided online or via phone and email.

Read on for details!

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Spring 2020 Continuing Education Classes at North Seattle College

Publishing your E-Book (3 sessions) ONLINE

Thursdays, April 16-30
North Seattle College Online, 6:30-8:30 pm, $99

Reach readers and make money—without the need to find an agent or publisher—by publishing your own 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 online. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Secrets of Powerful Writing (3 sessions) ONLINE

Mondays, April 13-27
North Seattle College Online, 6:30-9 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 online. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Writing a Short Memoir (3 sessions) ONLINE

Monday, May 4-18
North Seattle College Online, 1-4 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 online. To register, call the college at 206-527-3705 or see www.learnatnorth.org

Write Night: No class through April

Write Night is on hold through at least the end of April. We miss our Thursday gatherings, but your health and safety are our priority.

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.