Sarah Selecky



Late registration for the Story Intensive closes on August 25th!

I made the Story Intensive for writers like me: serious about craft, but not interested in accreditation. Smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work.

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Recent Posts

Write the forbidden.

Trish recommended Priestdaddy to me months ago — she knows me well. Patricia Lockwood’s memoir about her father, a Catholic priest, is fascinating and outrageous. It’s excruciatingly well-written, and unlike anything else I’ve ever read. How did Lockwood write this? How did she find the words to write something so — inexpressible? How did she… [Read More]

Little Bird Stories Volume EIGHT has landed!

In person, I mean! Ten copies of these books are in my hands, right now, as I write this. Well okay, I have a little stack right beside me, because I’m typing and both of my hands are on my laptop. We’ve been running this gorgeous writing contest for eight years strong. And this year,… [Read More]

Does life feel too full for writing right now?

I’m going to keep this short, because I have a feeling you’re already taxed. You haven’t had a moment to yourself in weeks, and you don’t feel quite right. You’ve even turned off social media, because it was eating your personality. You’re not even reading most of your emails anymore. No time. The next eight… [Read More]

“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out Story is a State of Mind. Smart, encouraging, practical.”

— 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

Featured Offerings

Writing Practice

This May, join me once a week for a series of writing prompts and exercises, together with other writers.


Making writing a daily practice is easier than you think. Especially when you can have an irresistible writing prompt delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Work With

When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.

Write what you want to read.

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