Writing Philosophy

Scott Driscoll Blogs… After asking what I did for a living, the cashier at a grocery store I frequented gave me a confused look and said, “Oh, you teach fiction? What’s that? Is that, like, making stuff up?” There was no line—it was late, after class—so I told her the following story. One sweltering Sunday […]


Need a break from the corona virus stay-at-home blues? What better time than this to get some writing done. If you’re looking for a class to help you make progress on your writing projects I’m teaching three this spring that you might consider. The first class, UW Continuum Fiction: Character, will be taught using Zoom […]

New Winter 2020 classes

Looking for a writing class this winter, January 2020? I will be teaching three classes, each offering different options. Take a look. Recommend these to a friend. If you have any questions, please contact me at: sdriscol@uw.edu. (See below for the three options.)     Winter 2020 Advanced Writing: Character The winter class will begin […]

Bike Trip to Puglia, Italy: First stop in Bari

We asked our fourteen-year-old son: if you could do another bike tour in Europe, where would you like to go? When he was ten we’d biked the Loire Valley. He excitedly said, “Rome!” He’d spent four years studying Latin. He understood abstractly that nobody in Italy spoke Latin, but surely it would be inscribed on […]

Developing Your Storytelling Voice

  Storytelling gets done using a voice. Knowing which voice requires knowing something about your options. At the recent Write On The Sound (WOTS) conference in Edmonds, Washington I gave a presentation on different voices to use for story telling , but we ran out of time for the final practice exercise. Here is a […]