If you are like me: guilty of constantly going backwards to fix things in the novel, take my advice: start a writing jar. (I am taking out mine today.) Every time you go back to edit: pay $25 to charity. This helps me generate a rough draft. When I realize something, I make a...Read More
Today, in the car, I got my FIRST TIP for the new year: TALK. I’ve had a few ideas percolating…but not quite ready for prime time. (In other words, I’ve been circling the concept….) Today I talked OUT LOUD about both books, both ideas. And BOTH TIMES, the people I shared ideas with came up...Read More
2012, like all years, was filled with ups and downs. Actually, for my family, HUGE ups and HUGE downs…moments where I asked big questions of fairness, fate, and justice….and moments where I celebrated personal accomplishments and joy in our family. In our world, we watched terrible tragedies. We talked politics A LOT. And then we...Read More
(the view of my most beautiful tree) Life IS a sine wave. Every year gives you ups and downs, and 2012 was not the exception. Today, I humbly feel gratitude for the biggest joys of the year: The kids thriving. Special kudos to E–the senior who is also the new kid. (He IS like John...Read More
I LOVE end of year top ten lists…the best and worst dressed..the most embarrassing political moments….the best/worst movies, books, etc… They are everywhere! Which means we need one, too. So here it is! To inspire you for a great writing year in 2013…..MY top ten list: THE BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED (and often given), 2012...Read More
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.