Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Books Really Do Open Doors to the World by Lisa Schroeder


From the author of today’s re-blog:

“… somewhere along the way, I realized I didn’t want to write what I know. I wanted to write what I wanted to know.”

Nerdy Book Club

When I was growing up, we didn’t travel much. We went camping sometimes, when I was young and my parents were still married. After they divorced, though, most of my vacations were spent at my grandparents’ farm. It was a wonderful place, and I was happy to be there, but I also wondered about the world – wondered what it was like in other places. The first time I flew on an airplane I was a senior in high school, as we went to Washington D.C. for a senior class trip.

We’ve all heard that saying, “Write what you know.” But somewhere along the way, I realized I didn’t want to write what I know. I wanted to write what I wanted to know. And that’s how my middle-grade novel My Secret Guide to Paris (Scholastic, 2015) came to be. I’d never been to Paris, but oh how I wanted…

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