By

Sarah Aronson
So grateful that my friends and family on the East Coast are safe and doing well. The images are frightening! Special┬ákudos to the men and women who work for Emergency Services!! NOW I can go back into the cave! Time to get some more DANGEROUS pages done!  
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the word for the day is   momentum.   Stay safe and dry! Happy Writing!
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In honor of Sandy, today’s writing prompt is all about the weather. Does your character have a safe place in your novel? If so, go there. And then, change the weather. Let the elements add some tension and urgency! What happens next?
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When I draft, I cook. A LOT! (not just to procrastinate! It actually helps me write!) These tomatoes are slow roasted with garlic, pepper, kosher salt, and good olive oil. They freeze well, too, if you are like me and miss tomatoes in the winter!
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I saw this setting in color. Now in black and white, it evokes very different emotions. (Thank you, Alisia Leavitt!) What would happen if you changed the light in your setting? (Going to try it right now.)
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Monday’s prompt: What are your named characters’ FLAWS? How do those flaws create obstacles for all your characters?  
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In the barn at the farm where I’m retreating. Shapes and corners.
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See how everyone is smiling?I have never been afraid to admit eavesdropping/talk to strangers/introduce myself to someone I know I have seen…but has no clue who I am. I LOVE standing in a queue. You never know who you will meet. Today was no exception. Waiting for fish at The Whole Foods, I saw someone...
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When I was a little girl, I had a tree I called “my secret hiding place.” As a teen, I used to climb into the cherry blossom tree and write in my journal. Now I have this! What is outside your window, waiting to inspire you?
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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.