Sarah Selecky


Writing Through Uncertainty Open Now

We’re living through an unknown stage in our collective story. It isn’t easy, but as writers, we know how to do this. Now is a good time to write and reflect.

To help writers practice that skill, I have opened a free Writing Through Uncertainty space for us to meet for a daily writing exercise.
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The Story Course Sliding Scale

For the first time, I am offering the Story Course on a significant sliding scale pricing model until April 19, 2020, at midnight ET. I want the course to be affordable for those who feel ready to take a deeper dive into their writing right now.
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Early Bird Registration for the 2020 Story Intensive closes April 1

Get started early! Enroll in the fall semester of the Story Intensive before April 1, 2020, and receive an exclusive invitation to the Story Intensive Prep Course.[Read More]

Recent Posts

What to do when things are uncertain.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope you, your family, and your neighbours are feeling well and are prepared for self-isolation. My wish is that we all work together, slow this pandemic, and that our public health workers will be able to take care of the sick without being overwhelmed by need. We don’t… [Read More]

Are you Deeper Than You Think?

When you’re writing, are you Deeper Than You Think? Your writing is deceptively straightforward and carefully crafted: it’s not too lush, not too pared down. I just want to write a good story, you say to yourself, while you tinker with those four words of dialogue for the hundredth time, trying to get them just… [Read More]

My secret writing device: escapism.

Today, I am going to give you a piece of writing advice that I’m almost embarrassed to share with you. First, know that I live for hot weather. I love sunshine, and my love is unconditional and all-encompassing. Give me summer heat waves, oppressive humidity, and a scary UV index — you will not hear… [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

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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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