Sarah Selecky

Recent Posts

Contest News! Announcing the Little Bird judge + this year’s writing prompt!

What is story? Story is the only real magic left in the world. — Cherie Dimaline Yes! It’s true! Our judge for this year’s Little Bird Writing Contest is Cherie Dimaline! Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author and editor from the Georgian Bay community. Her award-winning fiction has been published and anthologized internationally. Dimaline was… [Read More]


Photo credit: Reuben Wu When I graduated from my degree in Cultural Studies, my film professor tried to persuade me to stay in academics. She wanted me to keep going, to pursue my masters and PhD, to be like her star student K—, who went to Irvine to earn a doctorate in some sect of… [Read More]

Be visionary.

“Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now… and even imagine real grounds for hope.” — Ursula Le Guin “Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.” — Alice Walker I did a… [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

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 2019 semester is now open.


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.

Consultations & Mentorship

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.

Discover more about the school, guest instructors, and special programs, plus get creative writing ideas, inspiration, resources, and news from me.

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