Sarah Selecky


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]


Daily Prompts Decks

I want you to experience how good it feels to have a daily writing practice.

Introducing the Daily Prompts Deck: 50 cards, printed and stored in a stylish and convenient package and shipped directly to you. [Order Now]

Recent Posts

The mental and emotional athleticism of writing a novel.

Have you watched Arrival, yet? The film is adapted from Story of Your Life, a novella by Ted Chiang. (Link to book) Without giving too much away, I can say this: it’s all about language, story, and time. I can’t stop thinking about it. The way the protagonist’s whole life changes as a result of… [Read More]

How to write a book.

We’re building a shed this fall. The first thing we did was measure the space and pour a concrete pad on the ground for the foundation. We drilled the wood frame into the concrete. We used hurricane clips for the walls and trusses — steel clamps that hold the building in place even in high… [Read More]

The magical powers of a bookseller.

Last month I spent some time on Cortes Island — a remote island off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. At the Hollyhock Centre, I let an incredible group of twenty writers loose in the wild every day for a week. I asked them to come back from the forest with craft lessons from… [Read More]

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— Margaret Atwood

The Story Course
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— 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 2020 semester is now open.


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