All posts by Sarah Carriger

Sarah is the director of the International Writers’ Collective and teaches intermediate and advanced classes. She was a teacher with the Writers Studio NYC from 2011-2017 and also served as director of the Amsterdam branch. For her (part-time) day job, she consults with international (mainly nonprofit) research organisations to communicate their findings to policy makers and other stakeholders via print, social media and online. She is formerly a visiting professor in science communication at IE University in Madrid and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from Stanford University. Drawing inspiration from her southern US roots as well as her experiences traveling and living abroad, Sarah is always mid-draft on multiple short stories and, as many teachers in our Collective, is also working on her first novel.

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5 tips for a memorable memoir

We had a number of memoirists in our workshops this spring so we thought we’d put together some tips that …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger20 July 2017

5 great places to submit your poetry

Ready to submit but wondering where? Wonder no more. We have five great suggestions for you—journals made with love that …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger6 June 2017

Great places to submit your flash fiction

Wondering where to submit your flash fiction? Here are some great places to start. Flash fiction is usually defined as …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger9 May 2017

An evening with Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, recently spoke in Amsterdam at the …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger29 April 2017

Do’s and don’ts of critiquing

The critique—it’s the heart of any workshop and the thing that causes the most anxiety. Here I’ve pulled together my …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger11 March 2017

Thoughts on inspiration, publication and handling rejection

Christina Frei is a former student of mine and now colleague, and it’s been amazing to see how she’s grown …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger11 March 2017

5 tips for making your writing stronger

Here are some of our favorite takeaways: Ground your piece in a concrete scene or scenes. Put your readers there in …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger8 March 2017

Becoming the writer you want to be

Every term we get questions from students along the lines of “what should I do to take my writing to …Read More

Profile PhotoSarah Carriger8 March 2017

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