Online Workshops

Story is a State of Mind is an online course that walks you through the many aspects of writing a short story, such as building effective characters and how to write dialogue that is ripe with subtext. It is offered by Sarah Selecky, a Canadian writer who has published a collection of short stories, This Cake is for the Party, that was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Click the badge below for more information.


We would never promote a product unless we have tried it ourselves. Kirsten Donaghey, President of WRITE NOW has purchased and completed the course.

This is what she had to say about it.

“It was incredibly informative and inspiring. One of the key characters in my novel in progress developed as a result of the exercises in the character section of the course. Sarah takes us to the pockets of our mind where creativity lurks and she shows us how to set it free. I’ve gone back to the course notes and lectures many times when my writing needs some encouragement.”