Sarah Selecky


Writing Practice Sessions: January 2020

This six-week, self-guided course uses audio prompts and a writing forum to open you up, ground your writing, and connect you to an active writing community. It’s like a yoga, meditation, or exercise class for your writing. It warms up your writing “muscles.”

Classes open on January 1st, 2020, and you will have until March 31st, 2020 to complete the program. Writing practice is the foundation of a productive writing life. [Read More]

Wild Writing in Australia: February 2020

During this week of writing, we will be diving deep into our work as we reconnect to the wordless, natural world, and practice new ways to creatively participate in the intelligence of nature. Join me at Springfield Farm in Australia’s Southern Highlands. [Read More]


Tuscany Writing Retreat: April 2020

Join me for a week of deep writing in the heart of Tuscany. On this retreat, we will write what we wish we could read, even if we’ve never seen it written before. It would be an honour to be your guide in this master class for writers of all genres. [Read More]

Recent Posts

What writers need to know about marketing and publishing.

Do you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, fear that you’re falling behind or working slowly, and can’t tell if your writing is good or bad? You’re feeling all the normal feelings. When I sit down to write in the morning I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing either. I’m not… [Read More]


I know it’s hard to make time for your writing, especially when Australia’s forests are burning and so many of our world leaders are working against peace. It’s difficult, but this is a crucial time for you to swim upstream and locate the peacefulness within yourself. You need to practice it and express it, even… [Read More]

The best books of 2019.

I love writing and saying 2020. TWENTY-TWENTY! Doesn’t it look and sound awesome? It’s not just the end of the year, it’s the end of a decade, and the end of a major cycle. We are coming to the end of the Chinese zodiac — the 12-year cycle ends soon (bye, pleasure Pig), and we… [Read More]

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— 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 2020 semester is now open.


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