Sarah Selecky



Registration for the Story Intensive is now open!

I made the Story Intensive for writers like me: serious about craft, but not interested in accreditation. Smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work.

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Recent Posts

15 things I noticed on the train.

Small clusters of purple phlox. A crow perched on top of the telephone wires. Altocumulus clouds, dark grey in the centre, bright white around the edges. A steel bridge, a church steeple, and a man in an orange jacket standing in a parking lot. A yard full of white plastic water cisterns. Train tracks diverging… [Read More]

On being alone and being alone together.

Part 4 of 7 in my Diary of a Misfit Author series. Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. I like it when I let myself rattle around in my writing room all alone, like a witch-artiste, scribbling my mysterious findings, arranging my significant talismans on a makeshift windowsill altar — stones from the… [Read More]

This is what my writing routine looks like.

Part 3 of 7 in my Diary of a Misfit Author series. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Okay, so I just have to make myself write anyway. How do I do that? I have a routine. Better to call it a ritual, actually, because often my routine gets interrupted (life!) but I can recapture… [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

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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.

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When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.

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