Fall Seattle Writing Classes

Seattle Writing Class: Tell Your Story: The Art of Narrative Writing

You have a story you’re dying to tell, but how do you tell it? This Seattle writing class will help you get it down on paper, whether it’s a memoir, novel, short story, personal essay, travel story or nonfiction narrative.

This eight-session Seattle writing class in narrative writing will give you the tools to craft your story, whether fiction or nonfiction. You’ll learn these essential techniques:

  • Research and interviewing to add texture and credibility to your tale.
  • The five best ways of opening a story, making readers and editors take notice.
  • First, third person points of view, adding a crucial psychological dimension to story.
  • How to write a great first draft.
  • Structuring, revising, polishing like a pro.
  • Getting the story in the hands of the right editor.

The Seattle writing course will run Oct. 9 to November 27 on Wednesday evenings in Room 221 of the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.)

There will be six assignments, including a 150-word story idea, a 500-word profile, a 150-word lead, a 1500- to 2500-word story, a revised story, and a 250-word cover letter. In addition to the classroom work, I will schedule individual conferences with each student. This will give me a chance to go over your work with you one-on-one and suggest ways to improve it.

Texts: William Zinsser’s On Writing Well, available at the Elliott Bay Book Company or other bookstore.

To enroll, please send me check for $625 to 201 Newell St., Seattle, WA 98109 or you can pay with a credit card through the PayPal link on my website. Enrollment is limited to 15. For more information, contact me at nick@Thewritersworkshop.net or 206-284-7121.