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Dear Writers, It’s that time of year! This week, many of us will make New Year’s Resolutions! (I LOVE LOVE LOVE setting goals. I evaluate them at least every 3-6 months.) Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.   -Oprah Winfrey Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for...
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Lately, I have been spending a lot of time on ONE scene. Adding to it. Playing with time. Using scene…and summary. Writing a lot of really great sentences, none of which were making the story more interesting. This weekend, I tried storyboarding the section of the book. And today…. I think I finally figured out...
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  Here’s a prompt that really helped me get out of my rut: In your current scene pin down the moment when things change. How does your POV character’s self-understanding also change? (I hope it helps you, too!)
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comes from Susan Hughes.   Who else is obsessed with the discovery of Richard III’s bones???? I bet it’s the seed that will start at least a few great stories!  
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It’s the very first question I always ask. Answer quickly. Not too much thinking! What does this character want….and why?  
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What is your book… In TEN WORDS…..or less?????    
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In honor of my fifth wedding anniversary, today’s prompt is MUSHY to the MAX. Write a vow to someone you love. Your spouse. Your parent. Your child. Or maybe yourself. Write it down. Then promise that in 2013, you will follow through.
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  I found this. What do you think they’re talking about?
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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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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.