Sarah Selecky

Featured Programs

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 2021 program is open now.

Writing Space

Support your writing life for the long term. Log in for support, community, conversation, and learning. Enjoy daily writing prompts and monthly calls, attend events, and more.

Book Coaching

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

Why choose our school?


We’re Inclusive

We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.

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Our Approach

We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.

Read about our approach


Skilled and Supportive Teachers

Our teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in teaching the nuances of craft. They’re not just successful writers, they’re also past students. They have been where you are and can help guide you through our programs.

Meet our teachers

100% Online

You can enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In our discussion forums and small classrooms, you can get the support and engagement you need.

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.

Get access to a video lesson, interviews with writers, and free guides to help you with your writing.

Sign up now.


Recent Posts

Does any of this matter? What is the point of writing?

“People find me because something is collapsing within or around them.” Carmen Spagnola writes. “…their relationship, self-identity, ecosystem, or something else. They find me because that’s where I am: in the collapse place, holding ground.” This is such a beautiful articulation of her gift, and what she offers the world. Carmen Spagnola’s work is a cross… [Read More]

Boost your resilience: start a rejection collection!

I have had the joy of cultivating several collections in my life: stickers, vintage suitcases, pencils, manual typewriters, rocks and crystals, single-estate chocolate bars. I still collect stamps. (It’s a tiny, lightweight art gallery!) Anything can be fun to collect, if you twist your perspective to suit. What if you started collecting rejection letters? You’ve… [Read More]

Recommended reading this month.

Have you read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson? I just put it down and I want to re-read it. I want to better understand exactly how she did it. Not only is it brilliantly argued, deeply researched and beautifully written — it’s transformative. Homeopathic, almost, in its delivery. Maybe it’s the way Wilkerson oscillates between clinical reporting… [Read More]

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