The path to publication is never a straight line….never that so beautiful Freitag plot line. It is a journey filled with peaks and valleys….successes and failure. Today was one of those “moving forward by taking it back” writing days. In other words: I deleted. A LOT. I made space. I got rid of what...Read More
You know how sometimes the right advice comes at exactly the right moment? Something you’ve heard before said one more time makes everything fall into place? This week, I was lucky to hear Cynthia Leitich Smith talk about writing and process at The Book Stall in Winetka. She talked about her trust in the process…and...Read More
In yesterday’s class, in the middle of the second part of awkward pose (my least favorite right now….not sure why), the teacher said: ONLY ONE THING IS CERTAIN. IF YOU TRY,….. YOU WILL GET BETTER. So true for yoga. SOOOO true for writing.Read More
A friend called me this afternoon. She was feeling very low about her career. But then she remembered: Her kids were doing great. Her new idea for a book was exciting. She is in a great marriage. Has great friends. She is not broke. Food on the table. She can afford the new shoes...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.