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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Spring 2019 Continuing Ed/Training Classes

Freelance Writing for Fun & Profit (2 sessions)

NEW DATE: Mondays, March 11-18
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

Grammar Refresher (1 session)

Wednesday, April 10
North Seattle College, 1-4 p.m., $79

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 www.learnatnorth.org

Secrets of Powerful Writing (3 sessions)

Monday, April 15-29
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

Writing Effective Email (1 session)

Tuesday, May 7
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 www.learnatnorth.org

Writing Short Memoir (2 sessions)

Mondays, May 13 & 20
North Seattle College, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $79

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

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 session for just $90. Or drop in anytime for $20/class.

Spring session 1: March 14 – April 11 (5 weeks), $75.

Your first visit is free with this Write Night Flyer !

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.