Sarah Selecky

Recent Posts

Four things that will trigger your imagination.

Never underestimate the power of a fresh perspective. When your body receives new sensory input, you create new thought patterns, ideas, and responses. Feeling something new — whether that’s walking to work a different way, sleeping at a friend’s house, or eating a jackfruit taco for the first time — can trigger your imagination. That’s… [Read More]

What’s changed, and what hasn’t changed.

A secret: the new Sarah Selecky Writing School hasn’t really been redesigned — we’ve just moved the furniture around, added some new photos, and spiffed up the place with softer colours that are easier on the eyes. Take a look! Home: This is the page with the most changes. There’s my face and my name… [Read More]

Why the new name?

The old name of this writing school, Story Is a State of Mind, was feeling off track because of two words: “Story” and “Mind.” “Story” has been co-opted by business for persuasive purposes. The word is everywhere: brand stories, Instagram stories, Facebook stories. When I spotted this store I knew “story” was on a journey… [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
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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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