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]


Early Bird Registration for the 2020 Story Intensive closes April 1

Get started early! Enroll in the fall semester of the Story Intensive before April 1, 2020, and receive an exclusive invitation to the Story Intensive Prep Course.[Read More]

Recent Posts

My secret writing device: escapism.

Today, I am going to give you a piece of writing advice that I’m almost embarrassed to share with you. First, know that I live for hot weather. I love sunshine, and my love is unconditional and all-encompassing. Give me summer heat waves, oppressive humidity, and a scary UV index — you will not hear… [Read More]

Are you a Bookish writer?

Influence has a very important role in your work as a writer. The sooner you understand this, the sooner you will learn how to find your own voice. Today, I’m sharing a little bit about what I call the “Bookish” writing style — and a few of my favourite examples of Bookish writers. Are you… [Read More]

What writers need to know about marketing and publishing.

Do you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing, fear that you’re falling behind or working slowly, and can’t tell if your writing is good or bad? You’re feeling all the normal feelings. When I sit down to write in the morning I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing either. I’m not… [Read More]

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