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SCBWI Miami - First Books Panel

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SCBWI Miami - First Books Panel

These are things I didn’t get to say, but they helped me along the way. My sixth grade teacher posted this quote on the board one day and I wrote it in my journal, and it’s stuck with me ever since. Hitch your wagon to a star. -- from the Ralph Waldo Emerson essay “American Civilization” It comes from an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson about proximity to celebrity and wealth, but back then I didn’t know that and I interpreted it as setting your expectations for yourself very high. In my mind, always literal, I imagined someone hitching their...

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