SEATTLE WRITING CLASSES

Looking for fun, affordable writing classes in Seattle?

We offer classes in Short Story Writing, Novel Writing, Screenwriting, Science Fiction Writing, and more.

All of our writing classes meet on the Seattle branch of the University of Washington campus. They’re non-credit courses for the general community, open to everyone. That means that the focus is on having fun and learning, not on grades or tests. 


WRITING CLASSES – Short descriptions

SCREENWRITING 101

In this class, students will learn how screenplays are written, then get some practice in writing them. You’ll have a chance to write “minute movies” (just a page long), short screenplays (a few pages long), and scenes from full length movies. There will also be opportunities (for those who want to) to share your writing with the class and get some feedback. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITING FICTION AND SHORT STORIES

In this enjoyable Seattle writing class,  students will learn about the elements of short story writing;  get practice coming up with stories of their own; and have opportunities to get feedback from the instructor and others.  You’ll also learn how to copyright your writings, and how to get your writings published.  The focus in the class is on developing our skills and learning to let the process happen easily and spontaneously. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITING SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY

In this class, we’ll focus on writing (short) science fiction and fantasy, paying special attention to what makes stories seem real and believable even when the characters and locale are exotic or unreal. Topics for the writing prompts will include time travel, alien invasions, robots, wizards and warriors, space travel, and other SF and fantasy themes. Students have opportunities to share their writings and get feedback from others in the class.  Whether you’re an established SF writer or a novice, come join us and have fun writing. Seattle: UW campus 


WRITE YOUR NOVEL

Thinking about writing a novel? Or have one underway, and looking for a boost to move it toward completion?  In this Seattle novel writing class, we’ll look at character, plot and story structure, and do some in-class writing exercises to get you rolling. Plus, you’ll learn how to use a traditional story structure with roots in myth and legend, to solve common story structure problems and bring your novel into focus. Seattle: UW campus