Creative writing requires curiosity, presence, and technique. Writers not only need to study craft, they also need to know how to take care of their creative spirit.
The Story Course teaches you how to override your resistance and begin writing in a new way, with curiosity, compassion and courage. Craft-based exercises will show you how to access your creative energy at any time.
Are you ready to make a promise to your writing? If so, this program is for you.
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.
The Story Workshop is a real-time, online writing workshop with deadlines, instruction, community, accountability, support, and feedback. The program is open to writers of all genres, and is perfect for short story writers. The form is similar to a traditional college writing workshop, but with refreshing distinctions.
You’ll be one of six writers in a class with one devoted teacher who will help you refine your writing by guiding your critique and facilitating the discussion each week.
“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out Story is a State of Mind. Smart, encouraging, practical.”
— Margaret Atwood
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
Making writing a daily practice is easier than you think. Especially when you can have an irresistible writing prompt delivered straight to your inbox every day. Daily Prompts are meant to help you make writing a daily practice. It’s amazing how ten minutes a day can add up!
When you subscribe to our Daily Prompts you’ll also receive our Story Dares, two Saturdays a month. Story Dares are suitable for beginners and seasoned writers alike.
Once a week for a month, over the course of ninety minutes, I lead you in a series of writing prompts and exercises, together with other writers. The exercises are simple, beautiful, ordinary: all writers are welcome, regardless of genre or experience.
These sessions are powerful. Even though we’re all writing remotely, the connection you will feel with the other writers is real and valuable.
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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.
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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