Sarah Selecky


Registration for the fall semester of the Story Intensive closes soon

Enroll in this intimate four-month creative writing program before July 1st to save $200.
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Writing Practice begins on July 19

This six-week, self-guided course uses audio prompts and a writing forum to open you up, ground your writing, and connect you to an active writing community.
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Recent Posts

NEWS: What we’ve been up to lately.

The lilacs are here, and Prince Edward County smells like heaven. And yet, as I write this, tragedy surrounds us. My thoughts are with those who are grieving. I thought it was high time for a check in. Unlearning I’ve been looking more deeply at what I’ve internalized about literature from my own education. In… [Read More]

Are you a Grounded Fantasist?

Influence has an important role in your writing. As you understand and work with different styles and influences, you’ll learn how to find your own voice. This is part four of a 12-part series on style and voice. Writers in the Story Course and the Story Intensive can determine their writing style by taking the… [Read More]

Organize your story drafts: a 3-step tutorial

When you’re writing short stories or essays, your work exists in pieces and layers. There’s your freewriting, your first drafts, your second and third drafts, your semi-finished drafts, and your submitted and/or published stories. You with me? Where does all of this live in your computer? How do you keep from feeling overwhelmed when you… [Read More]

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— Margaret Atwood

The Story Course
Registration is always ongoing

You want to feel more connected to your writing, get out of your own way, and find joy in the writing process.

You love the flexibility of a self-paced program, and you are ready to commit to a personal writing practice.

You want to learn craft, style, and technique, and improve your writing so it will stand out when it’s on an editor’s desk.

“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”

— Karen Florek

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The Story Intensive

I made the Story Intensive for smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work. Registration for the 2020 semester is now open.


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