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Sarah Kernochan

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in New York, The United States



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I decided to be a writer at age 14. The books I loved made me want to draw love in the same way, to beguile and woo a reader away from the sensory world. I don't think of myself as an author but rather as a storyteller. I have only published two books because I got sidetracked into film. That career reached its peak with my directing a movie from my own script called "All I Wanna Do" [original title: "The Hairy Bird"] with Kirsten Dunst and Lynn Redgrave. The other peak was winning a second Academy Award for documentary.

I worried that, when I eventually returned to writing novels, screenwriting would have ruined my prose style. I found that, instead, it had sharpened my ability to plot and shape a story. I felt more confident about construc

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Sarah Kernochan It doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've alrea…moreIt doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a signal that I'm headed in the wrong direction. I take a closer second look at what I've already written, take into account what I'm about to write, then question every aspect: plot, character, flow. Often I cut stuff I love, or position it elsewhere. Tough love, you could say.(less)
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Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan
"Small town secrets, reincarnation, and memory loss that toys with you emotions. This is a good thriller than had me on the edge of my seat. Slow and uncomfortable at times but worth the ending wrap up.
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“Life ends with a snap of small bones, a head cracked from its stem, and a spirit unmoored...”
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“The Mistress of the Manor (Hoyt calls her MOM) has no idea he shoots the skunks and raccoons he traps on her property. She has asked him please to release the creatures in some other vicinity, a "humane" act that only makes them somebody's else's problem. Typical: MOM sees nothing contradictory in driving twenty miles in a gas-guzzling atmosphere-choking SUV to buy organic vegetables.”
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“Life ends with a snap of small bones, a head cracked from its stem, and a spirit unmoored...”
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“Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time.”
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“Psychological studies have recently shown that adversity can be a more powerful motivator than support. Successful people often remember being told that they could not do what they have, in fact, done brilliantly. Stubbornness drove them. Their parents or teachers have told them they will never make any money, or that they will never get a college degree, or that they will never marry and have children. The urge to prove authority wrong has often spurred human beings to unusual success.”
Susan Cheever, Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography

“Let me begin by telling you that I was in love. An ordinary statement, to be sure, but not an ordinary fact, for so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportian suspect, pity; and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another: one has always to love a good many things which the beloved must come only to symbolize; the true beloveds of this world are in their lovers's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favourite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.”
Truman Capote, Other Voices, Other Rooms
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“But we are alone, darling child, terribly, isolated each from the other; so fierce is the world's ridicule we cannot speak or show our tenderness; for us, death is stronger than life, it pulls like a wind through the dark, all our cries burlesqued in joyless laughter; and with the garbage of loneliness stuffed down us until our guts burst bleeding green, we go screaming round the world, dying in our rented rooms, nightmare hotels, eternal homes of the transient heart.”
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