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.
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.
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 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.
We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.
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.
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.
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.
So much of our potential lies hidden in the parts we’ve buried. When we have the courage to face those parts of ourselves, we get to see how much bigger we are. We are, in fact, big enough to contain a whole story. We can hold all of it! The triumphs and failures, temptations and false starts, wins and losses, turning points and resolutions. All of these ups and downs combined add up to a… [Read More]
After you bravely pass through the bramble-covered gates of submissions and rejections, you will sail through the ocean of publication. That journey is different for everyone: forest-lined shores, sandy beaches, candy-coloured villages built on cliffs. Once you’re back on land, a new path emerges. You will meet the rocky peaks and sunken valleys of book reviews. What could possibly engage a writer’s shadow more than reading their own book reviews on Amazon and Goodreads? I… [Read More]
Writers are always invited to shadow work, whether they expect it or not. That’s because writing a good story always seems to bring us there! Whether we take the time to integrate that work into our consciousness is a bigger question. Meeting our shadow is incredibly difficult, because it means looking directly at the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, the aspects of ourselves that are steeped in shame. Psychologists call these the disowned parts of… [Read More]