Susan Schaefer Bernardo

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February 04, 1967

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Susan Schaefer Bernardo I am not the most disciplined of writers, and do not have a set schedule for writing. I tend to work in creative bursts (I love NaNoWriMo - National…moreI am not the most disciplined of writers, and do not have a set schedule for writing. I tend to work in creative bursts (I love NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month - for that inspiring frenzied month of churning out a draft of a novel!). If the words aren't flowing, I will usually do something physical that allows my mind to wander, such as sculpting, gardening or ecstatic dance - and always keep a journal handy to scribble ideas if they pop up from my sub-conscious.(less)
Susan Schaefer Bernardo Everything :) Seriously, one of my favorite things about being a writer is keeping my creative well filled. I love traveling, going to museums, doing…moreEverything :) Seriously, one of my favorite things about being a writer is keeping my creative well filled. I love traveling, going to museums, doing art, tidepooling and getting out into nature, trying new activities. I love that it is my JOB to stay inspired and seek out interesting experiences. A picture book I am working on now, for example, was inspired by a trip to Paris, where I spotted a little bronze cat in the window of an antique store and asked more about the artist. I am choosing to set my books in places that I want to visit, so that I have another reason to go - research! A few years ago, I took glassblowing classes so that I could add realistic details about a character in my upcoming YA novel Inspired.

Another thing that I love about writing children's books is doing school visits to share my work with kids and teachers. I LOVE that!(less)
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“Even
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The Sun never says to the Earth,

"You owe me."

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It lights the whole sky.”
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