Sarah Noffke

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Sarah Noffke writes YA & NA sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian. She is the author of the Lucidites, Reverians, Ren, and Vagabond Circus series. She’s been everything from a corporate manager to a hippie. Her taste for adventure has taken her all over the world. If you can’t find her at the gym, then she’s probably at the frozen yogurt shop. If you can’t find her there then she probably doesn’t want to be found. She is a self-proclaimed hermit, with spontaneous urges to socialize during full moons and when Mercury is in retrograde. Sarah lives in Southern California with her family.

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Sarah Noffke Since it's about dreaming wouldn’t it be cool if I said I got the idea from a dream? Yeah, that would be super cool, but that’s not the truth. The…moreSince it's about dreaming wouldn’t it be cool if I said I got the idea from a dream? Yeah, that would be super cool, but that’s not the truth. The honest answer is I’ve always been fascinated by dreams and the paranormal. There was a time in college that I thought about becoming a paranormal psychologist. Instead I became a writer. Choices.

I was a work-at-home mom at the time that I concocted the idea for the Lucidites. I started by talking about premise ideas to my infant. She offered little feedback, but plenty of inspiration. The idea for an ancient villain came to me when I was reading about Zhuangzi, who was a Taoist philosopher. He said, “Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”

Once I read this I quickly latched onto the idea of a villain who was once good, but became corrupt through greed. And so Zhuang was born, but he dreamt himself as things much more threatening than a butterfly. Maybe most writer’s start with creating the hero, but in my case I started with the antagonist. From there the idea of stealing consciousness through dreams took shape and everything fell into place…well kind of. That’s all a story for another time.
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Sarah Noffke Hi Poppy! This is a great question that I think many can relate to. I know that I suffered stress for years because I had incomplete manuscripts.…moreHi Poppy! This is a great question that I think many can relate to. I know that I suffered stress for years because I had incomplete manuscripts. Here's my idea on this: If you're not passionate about the idea then you're not going to write something that compels readers. So this means you have to keep searching until you find the idea for a book that makes you want to stay up late writing. Maybe you have an idea for a book but haven't felt committed to it. Can you push the boundaries of this idea? Think about your favorite book and think about how that writer must have felt when writing. That's the story idea that you want to find and then you'll have a stronger motivation to write.

Here's a litmus test that you can use: does the idea for your novel monopolize your thoughts? Do you find yourself intrigued with how your story is going to turn out? Are you in love with your characters? Do you want to protect them and do you worry about them constantly? If the answer is no then you have some development to do on the story idea and the characters.

It took me a long time to find an idea for a book that made me want to shut myself away from the world. The key is to entertain all ideas. Give them a chance to cart you away to a new world. Keep doing that and one day you'll find yourself transported. Then you'll have no problem writing. You won't just be motivated, you will be absolutely driven.(less)
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message 73: by Sarah

Sarah ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover) wrote: "Marry Christmas!
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To you too! Thanks. Love that.


ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover) Marry Christmas!



message 71: by Zoë

Zoë Malik This is just like being on dial-up again!


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Dali


[ Nɪᴢᴢ ] ♛ sᴛᴇғᴀɴ sᴀʟᴠᴀᴛᴏʀᴇ Send ❤️ this ❤️ To ❤️ The ❤️ Nicest ❤️ Person ❤️ On ❤️ Goodreads ❤️ If ❤️ You ❤️ Get ❤️ 5 ❤️ Back ❤️ You ❤️ Must ❤️ Be ❤️ Perfect.


Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.) Thank you very much for your friendship ! ♥ I 've been very curious by the saga of "The Reverians " so I can't wait for go for them ! , Added to my TBR . I hope you have a beautiful day. XOXO


message 66: by Sarah

Sarah Dali wrote: "2016 is here!!
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Thanks Dali! This is great! Thank you!!! Best wishes for a wonderful year!


message 65: by Sarah

Sarah Mariℓina wrote: "Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!
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Thank you, Marilina! I love this and want to wish you a fantastic 2016!


message 64: by Sarah

Sarah Madeleine wrote: "Hi
As we all are nearing the end of 2015, I am wishing you all a prosperous 2016 year, if you are partying tonight, enjoy, if you need to work or if you are maybe alone, well just remember you, I ..."


Thank you! This is excellent. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a lovely 2016 as well. :)


message 63: by Dali

Dali 2016 is here!!



Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!





message 61: by Sarah

Sarah Rob wrote: "☆¸.•° •.¸☆☆¸.•° •.¸☆





•ஐ• «☆ Happy New Year •ஐ• «☆"


Love this! Thank you! To you as well.


message 60: by Sarah

Sarah Scott wrote: "Merry christmas"

Thank you! To you too. :)


message 59: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas


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Sarah Madeleine wrote: "Hi Sarah………………( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I am wishing you a happy holiday, filled with Love and happiness and lots of friends. And if you do Christmas in your country, Merry Christmas!
BUT remember, this is time..."


Thank you so much, Madeleine! Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and yours. I hope it's magical. Thanks for everything.


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Sarah Rob wrote: "❤️‍ ❤️‍ Monday Greetings ❤️‍ ❤️‍ Have a Wonderful Week ❤️‍ ❤️‍



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Hi Rob! Sorry, just now seeing this. And I love it. Thank you! :)


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Sarah Madeleine wrote: "(⌐■_■)=/̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿……….This is from me to you, and today I wish I was water :D :-* oxo

I was a bit behind on work, and had a lot of catching up to do, also going on leave so will not be ..."


This made my day! Thanks so much. Oh yes, to be water...Mmmmm. Take care and talk soon. :)


message 55: by Sarah

Sarah Jan wrote: "Thanks for the invite Sarah! ;)"

You're welcome! Thank you! :)


message 54: by Jan

Jan Thanks for the invite Sarah! ;)


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Sarah Madeleine wrote: "

thanks for the friend-vite Enjoy your weekend :D xoxo ;-) ♥♥"


You're welcome and you too. That's awesome! Love those two hotties.


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Sarah Ana wrote: "Thanks for the friend-vite Sarah :) xx



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You're welcome and awesome. Love it!


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Sarah Bree wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Sarah:) I look forward to chatting books with you:) San Louis is a really cute town:)"

Hi Bree! Thanks so much. Same here. And yes, I love it. :)


message 50: by Bree (last edited Oct 26, 2015 05:28PM)

Bree Thanks for the friend invite Sarah:) I look forward to chatting books with you:) San Louis is a really cute town:)


message 49: by Sarah

Sarah Charysse wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!
Your books look amazing! Can't wait to start reading Awoken! :)"


You're welcome Charysse!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy.


Charysse Thanks for the friend request!
Your books look amazing! Can't wait to start reading Awoken! :)


message 47: by Sarah

Sarah Denisse wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!! I'm going to read Awoken soon! Sounds really interesting! :D"

You're welcome Denisse! And wow! That's great! Thank you. Hope you enjoy. :)


message 46: by Denisse

Denisse Thanks for the friend request!! I'm going to read Awoken soon! Sounds really interesting! :D


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Sarah Vie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Sarah :)"

You're welcome! Thank you and I look forward to getting your updates. :)


message 44: by Vie

Vie Thanks for the friend request, Sarah :)


message 43: by Sarah

Sarah Jenny wrote: "Hello Sarah! Thank you for the friend request!! :)"

Hi Jenny! You're welcome. I look forward to getting your updates. :)


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Sarah Rachel wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Sarah. I certainly need to get around to reading a classics one of these days and that is on of the books I had in mind - thanks for the rec!"
Hi Rachel! You're welcome and thank you! I have so many classics I need to read as well. So many books...


message 41: by rachel

rachel Thanks for the friend request, Sarah. I certainly need to get around to reading a classics one of these days and that is on of the books I had in mind - thanks for the rec!


Jennie Hello Sarah! Thank you for the friend request!! :)


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Sarah Sarah Enchanted wrote: "Hi! Can't wait to read your series! Thx for friend request!"

Hello Sarah! Thanks so much. Great connecting with you. Look forward to getting your updates. I'm completely honored and hope you enjoy. :)


message 38: by Sarah

Sarah ♥♥Mari♥♥ wrote: "Hi, Sarah! Thanks for the friend request! It's so nice to meet a fantasy & SF AND YA author!! : )"

Hi Mari! You're welcome! And that's so cool. Love connecting with readers.


Sarah Enchanted Hi! Can't wait to read your series! Thx for friend request!


 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Sarah! Thanks for the friend request! It's so nice to meet a fantasy & SF AND YA author!! : )


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Sarah Hayat wrote: "Hi Sarah and thank you for the friend invite! Awoken has all my favourite themes and I can't believe I haven't come across it before. I'm adding it to my tbr wish list asap!"

Hi Hayat! Great to hear from you! I'm thrilled that you're interested in Awoken! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it when you read it. Dreams are so mysterious and interesting to me.


message 34: by Hayat

Hayat Hi Sarah and thank you for the friend invite! Awoken has all my favourite themes and I can't believe I haven't come across it before. I'm adding it to my tbr wish list asap!


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Sarah ChattyKat wrote: "Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for the friend invite... :)"

You're so welcome. Look forward to getting your updates.


KathyAnne Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for the friend invite... :)


message 31: by Sarah

Sarah Stacey is Sassy wrote: "Hey Sarah, thanks for the invite.

See you around :-)"


You're welcome! :)


Stacey is Sassy Hey Sarah, thanks for the invite.

See you around :-)


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Sarah Anna wrote: "Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friend invite!"

Hi Anna! You're welcome! Look forward to getting your updates and recommendations. :)


message 28: by Anna

Anna Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friend invite!


message 27: by Sarah

Sarah Donna wrote: "Hey there stranger ;)
Thanks for friend invite!
XOXO"


Howdy! You're welcome! Thank you! :)


message 26: by Donna

Donna Hey there stranger ;)
Thanks for friend invite!
XOXO


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Sarah Erick wrote: "Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out My bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about."

Hi Erick! thank you! Looking forward to it! :)


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Sarah Cindi wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Sarah. :)"

Hi Cindi! You're welcome. Looking forward to getting your updates.


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