Posts By: Skila

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

 

“She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.”

~Leigh Bardugo’s Six of CrowsRead More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“Race is the child of racism, not the father.”

~Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and MeRead More

Sneak Peak Monday

Remember those train poems from long ago? They’re still coming to a book store near you. But picture books take awhile. Because the illustrations! Are going to be gorgeous! And so they take some time!

Here Comes a Train is due out in spring of 2019 with Candlewick. The talented … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

 

“Collect enough scars and you get a whole extra layer of skin, for free.”

~Tim Federle’s “Souvenirs” in Summer Days and Summer Nights

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Happy Halloween!

I brought home the best swag from the Books by the Banks festival last weekend. Are you ready for this?

 

 

Apparently there was a pumpkin painting contest at the library for teen artists. And it’s no surprise that this one was the winner! I believe the artist’s name … Read More

Satisfaction

Satisfaction is…

adding the last words of the last scene of your revision draft and finding you’ve used up the last page of the journal.

Serendipity.

Satisfaction.

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What is finished?

I am reminded so, so, so, so often that for a writer, finished is a celebratory word that doesn’t translate well into the rest of society.

me: “I finished my novel!”

someone who is not a writer: “Oh wow that’s great! When can I buy it?”

Um.

So never mind … Read More