We all have days where we don’t feel appreciated, days where we think it doesn’t matter if we don’t write or draw or create or even dream. We all have days when we’re sure nobody hears us, days when we are sure if we don’t show up, no one at all will notice. These were...Read More
Stop telling yourself that dreams don’t matter, that they are only dreams and that you should be more sensible.” ~Julia Cameron Dear Writers, Over the past five nights, I’ve been waking up to the same dream. It starts with me finding out that I’ve been cast in an opera. The show is hours away from...Read More
My WIP is out on sub, so that means, I have some time to start thinking about what I want to write about next. One story has been knocking on my door, and now, every day, if I walk around and think (without my phone), I notice things. Inspiration. Clues. Ideas. Themes. It is a...Read More
There are many reasons to go to SCBWI conferences and retreats and classes. There is the sense of community you get from interacting with other writers. There is recognition–which is something you cannot work without. There is wine. And chocolate. And laughs. And there is inspiration. The conversation. More than anything else I do as...Read More
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
I saw this setting in color. Now in black and white, it evokes very different emotions. (Thank you, Alisia Leavitt!) What would happen if you changed the light in your setting? (Going to try it right now.)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.