You’re going to feel like hell if you wake up someday and you never wrote the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves of your heart.”
– Anne Lamott
You don’t need an MFA to be a writer, but you do need to continue learning, reading and growing…maybe forever.
I teach creative writing online, and in person whenever I can.
Creative writing courses:
Short fiction at Sarah Selecky Writing School
I teach short fiction at Sarah Selecky Writing School, where we pair technique with mindfulness to help you see the world with a writer’s wide-open eyes.
The self-study Story Course is available anytime, but if you prefer the guidance of a teacher (and deadlines and classmates) you might want to join the Story Intensive, which runs for four months each fall.
(Full disclosure: I get a small referral payment if you sign up through my links. It is also part of the way I get paid for teaching. Please know that I’ve recommended this school since its inception and would do it anyway!)
Learn more here.
Introduction to creative non-fiction
As a recovering journalist, I used to have a complicated relationship with non-fiction. It was only after diving into creative non-fiction that I found my voice and began to thrive as a writer.
My introduction to creative non-fiction is available through Sarah Selecky Writing School. For upcoming dates, check here or email me. In the meantime, here’s some feedback from past (amazing) students:
“I didn’t realize how much about creative nonfiction I did NOT know until I took this course. This form includes a broad range of expression. I didn’t think I had much of a story to tell. Surprise! I’m thrilled that as long as I am living, the stories do not end.”
– Karen Florek
“The classroom was so supportive. I learned so much, and grew so much as a writer in those weeks.” – Stephanie Keddy
“I would have been happy if it went on forever!” – Diana Deans