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The other day, my son, the baby, the newest college boy, invited me to spend the afternoon at the art museum. He wanted to see the “Art and Appetite” exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago. (It’s wonderful.) After we enjoyed the galleries, we decided to get a snack. Two men with paper cups sat...
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Holy Crazy Calendars! This year, we will experience the strange convergence of the Chanukkah and Thanksgiving holidays. Normally, at Thanksgiving, my family eats a lot. We watch football. We donate to the soup kitchen. And we each state what we are grateful for. Then we each thank the other people at the table for specific...
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  As much as I love cut and paste, scrivener, and all the other electronic toys in my writer’s toolbox, the part that always reveals that last layer…is when I put pen (or pencil) to paper. That is where I am now. I have a revised draft. I printed it. And now I’m reading…with a...
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Are you in? Yes or no, here are my dos and don’ts for writing FAST. **Discipline is important, but don’t forget to be realistic! (Also: forgive yourself when you mess up.) Make goals you can keep. Look forward to your writing time. Write what amuses or interests you. Don’t set goals you know you can’t...
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I’m speaking at SCBWI Wisconsin’s annual conference. My lecture is called NO MORE SUBPAR SUBPLOTS, and it’s one of my favorite lectures. Giving this lecture has helped me understand subplot and how to do it right. So I’m really excited! I’m also excited because I have never been to Madison, WI, and I have heard...
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  Thank you to my yogi at Bikram Yoga in Evanston for talking about focus. (I think we were all having a hard time today.) She talked about her own struggles with housekeeping. How it is so hard to feel like you are accomplishing anything if you go from one small task to another. Her...
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It’s been a busy week!!!! This week, I posted on Through the Tollbooth and on Uma Krishnaswami’s blog. Here are the links! The first, about my first, bravest teacher is on www.throughthetollboth.com   and if you want to see my connectivity chart, check the second, on plot. To look forward, start by looking back.
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  Last week, I read about a number of books being banned or challenged by adults who it seems, had not even read the books. In a world where we let people walk around with guns, where we think there is nothing we can do to curb violence, I have to ask: What are you...
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ANNE LAMOTT ‏@ANNELAMOTT11 Sep Don’t dream of getting published–dream of writing a beautiful book, whose existence is helpful, for its compassion, truth, humor. Trust me   Trust her. Trust me. Put this on your bulletin board. Best Tweet Ever.
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  Today is release day for my third novel, Believe. It’s a completely surreal feeling. The book is done. It is out in the world, out of my hands. People can buy it. It belongs to them, not me. It is a completely satisfying, terrifying feeling, and it never really gets “old” or less intense....
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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.