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Sarah Anne Johnson

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April 27, 1963

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Sarah is the author of The Lightkeeper's Wife, The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, and Conversations with American Women Writers. Her interviews appear in The Writer's Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts, and The Writer where she is a contributing editor. Her fiction has appeared in Other Voices, and she is the recipient of residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists' Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She has taught the Art of the Author Interview Workshop at Bennington College Writing Seminars MFA Program, Leseley University MFA Program, and at literary conferences.


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Sarah Anne Johnson Read, read, read, and sit in your chair at your desk and writ. Commit to a certain amount of time each day and stay in your chair. Author Ron Carlson…moreRead, read, read, and sit in your chair at your desk and writ. Commit to a certain amount of time each day and stay in your chair. Author Ron Carlson has said that if you hit a roadblock in your writing, sit with it for twenty minutes. Don't get up to get a cup of coffee or check the mail. Don't go on the Internet. Just sit with it. Every time I've tried this, I've been able to write through my snag. Sitting is half the work of writing. So just sit there.(less)
Sarah Anne Johnson Inspiration comes when you're in the chair, writing. I have a schedule that starts in the morning when I get out of bed. I have a cup of coffee and…moreInspiration comes when you're in the chair, writing. I have a schedule that starts in the morning when I get out of bed. I have a cup of coffee and sit right down at the computer.

Still, a lot of the writing happens when I'm not at the computer - I ruminate on the characters and the images that are tugging at me in the novel…this tug pulls me back to the work each morning.

Reading also generates a lot of inspiration for me. I read constantly and consume many many books, all of which teach me how to accomplish something in my own work that I may be struggling with.

But at the end of the day, it all comes down to sitting in the chair and writing - that's when the inspiration comes!(less)
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The Lightkeeper's Wife
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Description: Sarah Johnson’s salty debut novel is everything historical fiction should be: an ode to a simpler period and place (in this case, 19th century Cape Cod), while complicating issues that are relevant today – making and breaking gender and sexual norms.
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