About Story Is a State of Mind School
Story Is a State of Mind is an online creative writing school that approaches writing with the rigour of academia and as a contemplative practice.
We call this unique hybrid of craft and process a “holistically intelligent” approach. It’s extremely thorough writing study—including deep reading—that’s laced with kindness and consciousness.
The school trains writers in all the elements of craft, as well as teaches them to elevate their awareness, so they can deal with anxiety, resistance, and confusion. When they feel connected through practice, writers get out of their own way and do their best writing.
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The Story Course (formerly known as the Story Is a State of Mind course) is the foundation program for the school. It’s a self-paced online writing retreat, designed to transform your relationship with writing.
Enroll from anywhere in the world and work at your own writing desk. You’ll get instant access to all the lessons, and you’ll join a global community of motivated and supportive writers.
The Story Intensive is a semester of teacher-guided writing instruction. When you enroll, you receive instant, lifetime access to The Story Course.
You also get the motivation that comes from deadlines, small classes and discussion groups, feedback on assignments, live support with Sarah, and master classes with amazing guest authors. Space is limited.
The Story Workshop is a critique workshop for graduates of The Story Course and The Story Intensive. In this workshop, you’ll continue the work you started, and take it to the next level.
The focus is on short fiction, and the form is similar to a traditional college/university writing workshop. Workshops are small, and happen in real time, with a devoted teacher. Space is limited.