Sarah Selecky
WRITING SCHOOL

Featured Programs

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 2021 program is open now.

Centered
Writing Space

Support your writing life for the long term. Log in for support, community, conversation, and learning. Enjoy daily writing prompts and monthly calls, attend events, and more.

Consultations & Mentorship

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

Why choose our school?

 

We’re Inclusive

We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.

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Our Approach

We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.

Read about our approach

  

Skilled and Supportive Teachers

Our teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in teaching the nuances of craft. They’re not just successful writers, they’re also past students. They have been where you are and can help guide you through our programs.

Meet our teachers

100% Online

You can enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In our discussion forums and small classrooms, you can get the support and engagement you need.


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

 
Get access to a video lesson, interviews with writers, and free guides to help you with your writing.

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Recent Posts

How to get out of writing jail.


Many years ago, I was trying really, really hard to write my second book. My first book had taken me 10 years to write, and then, unexpectedly, it was accepted by a publisher and selected for a prestigious literary prize. This experience changed the course of my professional life and career.  I worked really hard… [Read More]


Enjoyment vs. pleasure.


If you feel safe in the area that you are working in, you’re not working in the right area. Always go a little further into the water than you feel you are capable of being in. Go a little bit out of your depth. And when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching… [Read More]


Writers are magicians.


I’m watching season three of The Magicians. I’m glad I stayed with it. The show has hit its stride. The writing is great. It’s sweet and dark, ultimately all about trauma. In this latest arc, conversations about meeting the shadow and coping with grief are beautifully brought home. Quick primer if the show is new… [Read More]

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