Praise

We’ve been offering high-quality creative writing programs for over a decade. Our process works: people love our curriculum, our method, and our community.

Published writers recommend Sarah Selecky Writing School to emerging writers, and keep coming back themselves, to stay refreshed and creatively connected.

Read what people are saying about our programs:

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Can you learn to become a good writer? YES! Learn craft, style, and technique, and make your writing more meaningful. The Story Course helps you write in a new and better way, using emotion, description, self-care, and courage. This is a self-paced program that teaches you how to become a writer without a degree.

Start writing now. Registration is always open.

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Can you learn to become a good writer? YES! Learn craft, style, and technique, and make your writing more meaningful. The Story Course is our foundational program, and helps you write in a new and better way, using emotion, description, self-care, and courage. This is a self-paced program that teaches you how to become a writer without a degree. Recommended for all writers.

Start writing now. Registration is always open. 
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$475.00
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“The Story Course by Sarah Selecky walks you through, encourages you, practically feeds you muffins, and more.”

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Story Course The Story Course

Can you learn to become a good writer? YES! Learn craft, style, and technique, and make your writing more meaningful. The Story Course is our foundational program, and helps you write in a new and better way, using emotion, description, self-care, and courage. This is a self-paced program that teaches you how to become a writer without a degree. Recommended for all writers.

Start writing now. Registration is always open. 
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$475.00
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“The Story Course and Sarah’s guidance fuelled me through a crucial time and continue to inform how I write, and why, and when, and whether. Not to mention where. I have nothing but excitement for new Story Course students — you warn them the experience can be life-changing, right?”

Author of Giller-nominated Zolitude

Story Course The Story Course

Can you learn to become a good writer? YES! Learn craft, style, and technique, and make your writing more meaningful. The Story Course is our foundational program, and helps you write in a new and better way, using emotion, description, self-care, and courage. This is a self-paced program that teaches you how to become a writer without a degree. Recommended for all writers.

Start writing now. Registration is always open. 
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$475.00
Monna-McDiarmid

“The course is brilliantly constructed, interesting, and varied. I loved the writing exercises and, what’s more, I actually did them. Even though I was super busy with work, I was writing and I felt challenged and alive. Happy. Congratulations, Sarah, on putting together such an inspirational writing program.”


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Want to meet other writers? Log in for support and conversation in a writing community you'll love. Find a writing partner and enjoy daily writing prompts, feedback, and monthly workshops that help you grow as a writer. Be more productive! Join co-writing sessions, work with guest mentors, discover what writers are reading, share your work in our live readings, and more.

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“I not only love Centered and its community, but the entire online school itself. I appreciate all the work you put into it. Your efforts have impacted the lives of us writers. Your school is why I didn’t give up on writing. Thank you for everything you do and making these wonderful classes and communities possible!”

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“Thank you SO much for creating Centered ... I’ve really been surprised how much I am enjoying sharing my pieces as well as reading and engaging with others’ work. I’ve been writing more in the last two weeks than I have in the entire first half of the year. Thank you!”

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“Centered is the community I’ve been waiting for. An opportunity to connect with thoughtful, kind, brilliant writers from all over the world. It is an unparalleled opportunity for daily practice and sharing — truly a supportive, inspiring place to nurture my writing.”


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Ready to become a writer? This four-month program brings a philosophy of compassion into a serious curriculum, and gives you the feedback, deadlines, and accountability you need to be successful. Work with a mentor and a small writing group and learn new techniques that help you write well in any genre. Finish what you start, and bring joy into your creative process.

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The Story Intensive is a four-month program that provides the feedback, deadlines and accountability that our signature program, The Story Course, can’t offer because it’s self-paced. In The Story Intensive, you’ll be guided and nurtured through The Story Course, lesson by lesson.

The Story Intensive is an unusual writing program because it brings a philosophy of kindness and trust into a serious curriculum. If you want to finish what you start and learn how to bring joy into your creative process, this might be the writing program you’ve been looking for.

Hajera-Khaja

“It gives you everything you need in a short fiction class! I especially appreciated the kindness and generosity with which this course is taught. It instills confidence and allows us to believe in our writerly selves. ”

ProductLogos_Simplero_TSI_icon The Story Intensive 2018

The Story Intensive is a four-month program that provides the feedback, deadlines and accountability that our signature program, The Story Course, can’t offer because it’s self-paced. In The Story Intensive, you’ll be guided and nurtured through The Story Course, lesson by lesson.

The Story Intensive is an unusual writing program because it brings a philosophy of kindness and trust into a serious curriculum. If you want to finish what you start and learn how to bring joy into your creative process, this might be the writing program you’ve been looking for.

maureen

“This was my third return to the Story Intensive, this time as an aspiring novelist. I'd already learned so much from this school, and wanted to touch base with the lessons that had given me the confidence to begin writing in the first place. It did the trick: I'm excited to get back to the manuscript and tell this longer story.”

ProductLogos_Simplero_TSI_icon The Story Intensive 2018

The Story Intensive is a four-month program that provides the feedback, deadlines and accountability that our signature program, The Story Course, can’t offer because it’s self-paced. In The Story Intensive, you’ll be guided and nurtured through The Story Course, lesson by lesson.

The Story Intensive is an unusual writing program because it brings a philosophy of kindness and trust into a serious curriculum. If you want to finish what you start and learn how to bring joy into your creative process, this might be the writing program you’ve been looking for.

lesliedavidson

“I love the course, love it hugely. I am full of astonishment, gratitude and admiration for you. My mind is a little bit blown.”