How do you start writing a book? You write every day. But how do you start writing? Baby steps. Build a habit without feeling overwhelmed.

This 21-day challenge helps you write every day, with manageable daily assignments and a habit tracker to keep you motivated. Start writing now.



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.

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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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Ready to become a writer? This five-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.

Become a writer. Aug 2023 to Jan 2024.

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Want a writing coach to help you write the first draft of your novel? If you’re ready to write a book, work one-on-one with author and novel coach Heidi Reimer. At the end of this instructive and supportive three month program, you will have new tools, practices, and the complete first draft of your book.

Write your first draft. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.


Have you written a novel that’s ready for feedback, revision, and completion? Receive a thorough, thoughtful manuscript edit and assessment from our novel coach Heidi Reimer, and a supportive call with advice on your next steps.

Get feedback on your manuscript. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.


Want a writing coach to help you edit the first draft of your novel? If you have a manuscript that’s ready for feedback, work one-on-one with our novel coach Heidi Reimer. Receive thorough notes on your manuscript and supportive one-to-one coaching calls to help you finish your rewrite in 8 weeks.
Get feedback and revise your manuscript. Set up a discovery call with Heidi.


Over the years, I’ve been putting together little gifts for my writing community. I love giving my writers presents — it gives me a lot of joy to know they’re appreciating and learning from something I gave them as a surprise.

We’ve started putting my gifts on a special free resources page that lives in our student dashboard. But anyone can access it, even if you’re new to the Sarah Selecky Writing School community.


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