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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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  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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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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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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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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  A great book offers a unique point of view of the world. Truth.
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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.