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.
We train writers in all the elements of craft, as well as teach them to elevate their awareness, so they can deal with anxiety, resistance, and other unnecessary suffering to get out of their own way. We call this unique hybrid of craft and process a “holistically intelligent” approach. It’s not soulful journalling, and it’s not pointy criticism. It’s extremely thorough writing study—including deep reading—that’s laced with kindness and consciousness.
And it happens within a peer-based community that’s built on shared intellect, a spirit of generosity, and mutual respect.
Visit The School
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.
Writing Practice Sessions is a month-long program, run every few months, where we write together.
Once a week, over the course of ninety minutes, I lead you in a series of writing prompts and exercises, together with other writers. These sessions are powerful. Even though we’re all writing remotely, the connection you will feel with the other writers is real and valuable.