This morning, in Bikram Yoga, my teacher asked, “Are you playing to win or are you playing not to lose?” Sometimes, I know he’s talking to other yogis, but today, I knew, he was talking to me. And I could hear him loud and clear. I am a bikram homing pigeon. (Well, in general, I’m...Read More
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
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.