July 2, 2016

A Perspective on Choices

Sarah Aronson is a writer who gave me the gift of an amazing manuscript critique at the SCBWI regional conference in April, where she also presented and delivered a keynote address. 

She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is the co-founder and director of Writing Novels for Young People Retreat at VCFA. She also teaches for the Highlights Foundation. In other words, she knows her stuff when it comes to kidlit. 

The conference was where I fully realized the extent of how green I am at all of this. And my manuscript screamed green. But, this was not a problem for Sarah Aronson. In fact, green is good. Green means your seed has life. Sprouts are green. Green means growth. 

I wanted to share her latest blog about the importance of choices because it provides a collective peek into her presentation, keynote, and the helpful comments she made on my manuscript. Most importantly, I want to save it for when my manuscript needs the next round of tending. More water. More sun. More play. Because, though it's not easy being green, green is good. Go Green!


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