Sarah Selecky


Registration for the Story Workshop is now open!

The Story Workshop is a real-time, online writing workshop with deadlines, instruction, community, accountability, support, and feedback. The form is similar to a traditional college writing workshop, but with refreshing distinctions. Revision is a beautiful part of the writing process, and you can learn how to enjoy it.

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Recent Posts

Permission to enjoy hibernation.

As soon as the people start to line their eyelids with glitter and go to holiday parties, I press pause and gear down. This month, I’m just going to be unproductive and enjoy everything. I’ve set an autoresponder on my email that tells people not to expect timely replies. I will be reading, watching TV,… [Read More]

It’s finally here! The first, the original.

Little Bird Volume 1 is available in print! These three stories were selected by dynamic duo Jessica Westhead and Matthew Trafford. Get your copy here! (Learn more about the Little Bird Writing Contest and our first print edition, Little Bird Volume 8). p.s. Why yes, these little books would make great gifts for your writing… [Read More]

How I Wrote My Novel Using Scrivener

A few writers have asked if I think they should use Scrivener — a word processing program and management system designed for writers — so I thought I’d tell you how I used it. Scrivener helped me organize my scenes and sections (my novel doesn’t have chapters) and it was very helpful. I didn’t start… [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 2019 semester is now open.


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