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.

 

“Endings are happy because they could have been sad.”
~Martine Leavitt’s My Book of Life by Angel

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Writing Wisdom

Markus Zusak wrote the amazing The Book Thief  which has been, of course, a huge success. But here he is talking about failing –

 

If you’re short on time, skip ahead to the seven minute mark, where he starts to talk specifically about his writing.

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Guatemalan Monday: Coffee edition

In Caminar, Carlos spends a day earning money in the coffee fields. Did you know coffee beans start out as coffee cherries? Here’s a video I found of someone picking these red, ripe fruit, just like Carlos did that day.

 

 

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Quotable Thursday

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

 

“My answer to you would be that the truth is a fog, in which one man sees the heavenly host and the other one sees a flying elephant.”Read More

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

 

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You know how you pick up a book and know nothing about it except for the fact that maybe that particular author’s books are always amazing, with rich characters and a great voice? And then … Read More

Writing News

Three bits of excitement –

1. Caminar will be released as an audiobook this fall. I’m thrilled to see Christian Barillas as the narrator for this project for three equally important reasons – 1. Christian was born in Guatemala. 2. He is crazy talented and specifically has an amazing voice … Read More