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Sarah Selecky

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About this author

I’m the author of This Cake Is for the Party and the creator of Story Is a State of Mind, The Little Bird Writing Contest, and The Story Intensive.

This Cake Is for the Party was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Carribean, and it was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize.

When I’m not writing, I spend time thinking about how to connect to creativity. I help writers bring insight and innovation to their work by writing and speaking about contemplative writing.

I’ve been teaching people how to write mindfully since 2001, when I ran my first creative writing workshop out of my living room in Victoria, BC. My living room writing school grew too big for my living room, an
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A Daily Prompts subscriber recently asked me what I meant by “scene.” What exactly, she asked, should be in one?


I’ve thought a lot about her question. Here’s the truth: you can spend a lot of time thinking about what you should put into a scene, but that’s not the most important question.


But before I get into today’s tutorial on scene, I have a special announcement to make:



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“Everyone expected that we’d want to try again. But Robin said no, and I understood. And, you know, the world just went on. Our friends’ kids grew up and we all kept making up our lives the way we always did. We turned out okay.”
Sarah Selecky, This Cake Is for the Party

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The Giller Prize long list is out. Which book do you think most deserves to be on the shortlist? The poll will close on October 4th, the day before the shortlist is released.

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