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Is Discipline. (Tell ’em VINCE: It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.) Time to get to work.
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This morning, I literally had to go to the basement (to let the meter man in). While I was down there, I opened up my old file cabinet. I was procrastinating. (I really needed a break.) I found: The first novel I ever wrote, the one that starts with a 12 year old girl waking...
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First, a thank you to the people from Anderson’s Kid Lit Breakfast, for inviting me to be part of this amazing event. Of course, I had heard all about it, and it lived up to my expectations. I met many dedicated, passionate, and funny librarians and teachers, all excited about books and reading and their...
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The other day, my husband told me that I should have been named Lucy. “You are your advice,” he said. I don’t think it was a compliment. But when it comes to writing, I find myself giving a lot of advice…especially to new writers…especially when it comes to finding the story you want to write....
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Martin Luther King said, ““Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  I love this idea. In my writing life, I try very hard to write about topics that will get my readers thinking and talking. I want to push them to join me in making the world better…in...
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Happy New Year! I am a girl who LOVES her rituals, and that means…..it’s time for goals and resolutions!!! Last year, I did pretty well, so this year, I’m going to be a little more ambitious. Maintain balance. Some writing. Some fun. Some teaching. Some learning. Some salad. Some chocolate. Get that new idea on...
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  This time last year, I wrote some pretty specific goals. We had just moved to Evanston, Illinois, and I was full of energy and optimism. I also knew this year would offer a lot of change and personal challenges. Reflecting on those goals, YES. In terms of writing, this has been an excellent year....
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  This is where all my books begin. With a story I have got to tell–an idea I’ve got to discuss–a character that won’t let me forget him. As I get ready to start a new project, I always begin thinking about the ideas/stories/people/images that won’t leave me alone. If something interests me, there is...
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  The advice I have needed to hear most in 2013 finally felt doable in class today: Check your ego at the door.    also known as Leave your head outside the hot room.  also known as Let go of what you can’t control.  This year, I’ve worked hard this year to not worry about...
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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.