Classes for Adults

NOTE: high school students may enroll only with instructor permission.

Spring 2019

Epicwrite Storycraft Classes–Offered in Cooperation with Epicwrite, a Nonprofit Organization

Aljoya Thornton Place Bistro in Seattle |Tuesdays, March 5 – April 23

6:00-8:30  Unbelievably Believable: Characters and Scenes

In this class we’ll unpack tools for building authenticity in your characters and scenes: pacing, psychic distance, voice and emotional core. We’ll even indulge shockingly in a few writing “don’ts.” Be prepared to analyze at least one novel. Time will be allowed for reading and group critique.

Notewordies in Kirkland | Alternate Wednesdays, March 6– April 24

1:30-3:30 Deep Plotting

After the outline, then what? In this class we’ll go beyond the basics and explore symbolism, subplot and the supreme question. Come with a completed synopsis and plot outline, or with a draft you are ready to revise. Not appropriate if you are still at the ideas stage. Be prepared to analyze at least one novel. We will meet in person during odd weeks and over Zoom, our online video conferencing platform, during even weeks.


Classes are $189 each, and I also have a special deal going on to encourage people to join Katherine’s Most Excellent Writing Community, our online forum. Here it is:

  • Join the forum, if you have not already. It is currently still free.
  • Once you are on the forum, go to the “Circle Time” thread, and you will see a topic called “Classes and Discount Code.” It has the class descriptions, and at the bottom a code that will give you $53 off. It also tells you what to do to get the second class free, if you decide to take both classes.

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