Course Catalog

Starting to Write

Introductory | Where to begin? Fiction or nonfiction? Blog or short story? Humor or serious commentary? You’ll learn how sensory description can put the spark and emotion into your work, that the decision to write means making space, that writers are thinkers and feelers, and how those thoughts and feelings translate to the page. In-class writing will be short spurts of imagination to facilitate the creative process. You’ll come away with a better sense of your writing self and where you might want to focus.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Gloria Kempton

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 01/26/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$80.10 Member Price:
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Gloria Kempton

Gloria Kempton is an author, writing coach and former magazine and book editor. She is the author of eleven books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue and The Outlaw’s Journey; A Mythological Approach to Storytelling for Writers Behind Bars. She’s a former contributing editor to Writer’s Digest magazine and an instructor with their online writing courses: She also teaches online at and to incarcerated writers at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.

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