Latest news: there's still room in my Seattle writing classes!

– There’s still room in my Winter and Spring Writing Classes. Sign up early to reserve your spot!
– Learn the secrets of the travel writing trade in my Travel, Food and Wine Writing Class in Provence (May, 2023).
– Take a look at my recent publications, All in a Spellbinding Ashland Weekend and  All and Nothing: Inside Free Soloing
– We offer online writing classes in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Let me know if you’d like to sign up!
– Check out the new issue of The Writer’s Workshop Review, our online literary magazine featuring the best of fiction and nonfiction, including an excerpt from David Guterson’s new novel, The Final Case.

Writing Classes with The Writer's Workshop



Writing Classes

Have a compelling story? Want to learn the craft of narrative writing? Dr. Nick O’Connell teaches time-honored principles with a relaxed style in a sequence of four enjoyable Seattle writing courses, from nut graph to structure, from lead to climax.

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Writing in Europe

This course uses all of an author’s skills—ranging from dramatic scenes, character sketches, concrete detail, point of view, and scene by scene construction—to compose compelling, engaging travel narratives.

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Writing Classes

Have you always wanted to write but needing a refresher course on the nuts and bolts of creative writing? Would you like to extend and enhance your writing techniques? If so, these online writing classes will help you communicate clearly and effectively in email, reports, letters, essays as wells as learning the art and craft of fiction and nonfiction narrative. Learn more!

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Email or Call Today: (206) 284-7121

Have you always wanted to write but haven’t known where to start?

Have you written in the past but need a refresher? Are you an experienced author who wants to perfect and extend your technique?

We offer a wide variety of writing classes, including Seattle writing classes, travel writing classes and online writing classes to meet the needs of a wide range of writers. All of our instructors have extensive teaching and professional writing experience, allowing them to guide you through the sometimes bewildering world of newspaper, magazine and book publication. We provide expert, constructive criticism to help you master the art and craft of writing.

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Writing classes help writers tell their stories.

Reach a wide audience and satisfy some of your deepest yearnings for pattern, mystery, and coherence in your life.

Narrative writing allows for great scope and ambition, but it requires commitment to the habit of art to succeed. Our writing classes will help you develop your own habit of art, mastering the art and craft of narrative writing essential to creating fiction and nonfiction stories.

We teach Seattle writing classes, travel writing classes and a wide range of online writing classes.

Meet your writing instructor Nicholas O'Connell

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Hello & welcome!

Learn the secrets of narrative writing in my writing classes and:
on my blog
The Writer’s Workshop Review
– Narrative Writing Techniques

I look forward to working with you!


Nicholas O’Connell, M.F.A., Ph.D.
(206) 284-7121


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