On the eve of my book’s publication and introduction to the world, I thought I should write down my thoughts about the whole experience of becoming an author so I will remember them, and share them for others who seek to follow a similar path.
Like many, I romanticized the idea of becoming an author since a young age. The movies I watched made it seem like such a coveted role, a magical identity attained by some kind of special force. I imagined what it would feel like to hold a book of my … More »
I participated in FutureCast in April, hosted by Andrew Keen in Palo Alto, and the guest speaker was filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, who released her film, The Science of Character, globally that day. The discussion following the film encompassed a wide range of topics and ideas about the future of technology, but mostly it focused on the role of digital video and how it plays various roles in our lives. In this short clip, Keen highlights what a few of us said about video, including my comments on … More »
Today, I spent a good fifteen minutes waiting for starwars.com to load from my iPhone in a parking lot as I waited to read the big casting announcement for the first in the Disney-Lucasfilm partnership to take over Star Wars: Episode VII. Once the page finally came up on my phone, I realized that this announcement is important not just for the film series, but for future girls in STEM. Here are my thoughts: "Great Expectations for Daisy Ridley, the first Star Wars Disney Princess." … More »
I spoke last fall at the MINK WIC 2013 conference as their closing keynote, and we just recently put together a video from that talk. The audience was young women in technology, and the event was hosted in Kansas City at The Kauffman Foundation HQ. The topic: empowerment in the digital age. I shared 10 lessons learned in 30 years of tech. Here it is, for anyone who would like to view it -
Sarah Granger Keynote at MINK WIC 2013 from Sarah Granger on Vimeo. … More »
While writing my book, I decided that although I had been writing professionally for many years now that I hadn't really read much about nonfiction writing as a craft, so I searched Amazon and found On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinsser, revised for its 30th anniversary edition. I gradually read the book while working on my manuscript in various stages. I finally finished reading this week.
As I read the book, it struck me that no matter what genre … More »