• “For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out Story is a State of Mind. Smart, encouraging, practical.”

  • “I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”



About Sarah

Sarah Selecky's breakout debut collection, This Cake Is for the Party, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her new novel, Radiant Shimmering Light, was published in Canada in May 2018 (HarperCollins Canada) and will be published in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK in August 2018 (Text Publishing) and the U.S. in December 2018 (Bloomsbury); and has been optioned for TV by Muse Entertainment, with plans to create a premium one-hour series.

About Sarah Selecky Writing School

Sarah Selecky Writing School is an online creative writing school that approaches writing as an art, and also as a contemplative practice. We believe that skill comes from study, that inspiration comes from love, and that both are necessary.

The school started in 2011 with one downloadable course called Story Is a State of Mind, which has now evolved into a larger community—Sarah Selecky Writing School. That first program is now called The Story Course. Writers can advance their study by taking two more writing programs that are guided by that same foundation course: The Story Intensive and The Story Workshop.

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