By

Sarah Aronson
Dear Writers, Choosing a reader for your WIP is one of the most important steps you can take in your writing journey. As you know, I love this work. And I love meeting people who also love this work, who love the process of breaking down story and helping writers take the next step. And...
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Hi Writers! One of the best–if not THE BEST–part of writing a book FOR KIDS is meeting and talking to ACTUAL KIDS. I have learned so much visiting schools and listening to what kids have to say about school, reading, and creativity. Kids give me HOPE. They share the sparkle! They help each other. And...
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Dear Writers, Let’s start this new year with three quotes from Thick Nhat Hanh: There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. The most precious gift we can offer others is our...
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Dear Writers, Yesterday, on Twitter, I recommended reading @thelivbits’s recent post on words that define the year. I love Liv!!! She gives me ALL THE FEELS. I also love her mission and her drive. Also: I love challenges like this. I like thinking this way. I like seeing what other people write. After reading her...
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Hi Writers and Teachers! Character is the foundation of story! The following exercises can help you understand all your characters–from the POV character to the antagonist and ally–all from the inside out! Please feel free to share with friends! And let us know if they work for you! WHO ARE YOU? Divide participants into pairs....
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Dear Writers, Are you working on a novel? Need some motivation to kickstart your revision? Or perhaps a new way to think about revision–or what I call reimagination? Or are you simply tired of going it alone? Registration is open for Getting To Know Your Novel at the Highlights Foundation. Here’s what makes this class...
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Thank you SO MUCH for all the enthusiasm for The Wish List 2: Keep Calm and Sparkle On! As a person who has NEVER WON ANYTHING EVER (except one game of negative Bingo–in other words: I was the last person to put a tile on my board), picking the winner for a giveaway: a) is...
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Hi Friends– If you know me, you know I love to celebrate every writing milestone! This week, my wonderful editor sent me ARCs for Book Two of The Wish List series! Since they arrived on International Day of the Girl, I thought it would be fun to give away some books with GIRL POWER! But...
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Dear Writers, Teachers, and Friends, During these nine days of Awe, as the heat has (finally) broken, I’ve thought a lot about my goals for this year. I’ve thought about new stories. Talking to readers. Making a difference. Working with writers. I am lucky. But I am also troubled. Mostly, for creativity. For play. For...
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Want to be a fairy godmother or godfather? There is NOTHING more gratifying than helping someone else. Inspired by the 2017-18 PLANNING TO CHANGE THE WORLD plan book, here are ten easy ways to bring social action to your class or family! Sparkle On!!!!!    
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About Sarah

Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.