Sarah Selecky
WRITING SCHOOL

Recent Posts


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]


WOO! Practicing the future together.


“Science fiction is simply a way to practice the future together. I suspect that is what many of you are up to, practicing futures together, practicing justice together, living into new stories. It is our right and responsibility to create a new world.” — Adrienne Maree Brown The quote above is from Emergent Strategy, a… [Read More]


How do you start writing?


When you sit down to write, how much time do you give yourself to practice? I mean the off-record stuff: writing exercises and warm ups. Now think of the way dancers or musicians interact with their art. The performance, the finished piece, is the culmination of hours of practice: boring warm ups, weird experiments, and… [Read More]

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