Posts By: Skila

Gifts for Writers

My sister recently gave me the Best. Gift. Ever.

A friend of hers has an etsy shop and she had these lovely blocks made up with a quote from each of my books. Seriously. Gorgeous. If you’re looking for a gift for a writer, here’s an idea.… Read More

My writing quote of the week

“So what do I do? What do we do? How do we move forward when we are tired and afraid? What do we do when the voice in our head is yelling that WE ARE NEVER GONNA MAKE IT? How do we drag ourselves through the muck when our brain … 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.

“Home was each other. Not walls, but the adventure of the search to find them.”
~Julie Berry’s The Passion of DolssaRead More

Revision

Sometimes I hate revision.

But not always.

Right now I’m in the middle of revising a novel and the revision is actually…fun! I think because I’ve fixed (I think) the big picture things and now I have this checklist of small changes to make. It feels good to go … Read More

Returning to the blog

I’d intended to be back here a month ago, but life. I’ve been helping a son recover from an accident and also trying to figure out what to do with the state of the world. I decided when I started blogging here that this place wouldn’t be personal or political. … 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.

 

“Maybe we’ve already vanished. Maybe this is where you come to when you vanish.”
~Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Unforgotten Coat

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Wednesday: What I’m Reading

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

 

 

Kate Beasley’s Gertie’s Leap to Greatness is a delightful middle grade read. Beautiful sentences; vivid, rich setting; interesting characters. The dialogue is often hilarious, the kid logic spot-on. It’s a satisfying story with a perfect … 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.

“The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, 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.

“I can’t believe that we could be so impermanent.”
~Nina LaCour’s The DisenchantmentsRead More