Posts By: Skila

On My Desk Monday

 

It’s always great to get a revision list down to one page. All those items that you need to go through and fix. One page. You don’t have to flip around. It’s all right there.

Very satisfying.… 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.

“Silence only harms when there are things that aren’t being said, or when there’s the fear that the well is empty and there’s nothing left to say.”

~David Levithan’s Read More

Writing by hand

I write by hand. Not always. But usually. And when I do, it’s better.

Students are often surprised to hear this. Teachers, too. I can type faster than I can write, and that’s precisely why I choose to write. My drafts are better when they come out a little slower. … Read More

On My Desk Monday (or couch I guess)

With historical fiction, even in revision there is plenty to look up.

 

At this stage, it’s a lot of targeted research. Looking up some specific detail I need like the cost of something or the way someone would do something back then or – as is the case for … 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.

“Usually I would pretend to be nice, but this morning I feel real, like myself. I feel high, almost like I’m tripping, and I couldn’t fake nice if I Read More