Quotable Thursday

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

“It is so nice to be worried about. It is maybe the best thing about being in a relationship: that you can share the heavy load of being alive.”
~Tim Federle’s “Souvenirs” in Summer Days and Summer Nights

Read Like a Writer registration

Happy Monday! And the Week That The Election Ends! Woohoo!

Registration is still open for my online Read Like a Writer class this January. Details below:

 

Do you ever read a book and think – I wish I could write like that? Are you a writer who likes a book but might have a hard time figuring out why? Do you struggle with something in particular like dialogue or story beginnings? Would you like to learn how to study the masters to improve your own writing?

 

Well then—this just might be the class for you.

 

Registration opens today for my month-long READING LIKE A WRITER online class.

 

Here’s the info:

 

What: Reading Like a Writer is the idea that we can read, study, dissect, and discuss how Master Writers do what they do. In this course we’ll tackle Beginnings, Dialogue, Scenes, and Endings—one topic per week—reading samples together and figuring out what makes them work. Every week, I’ll email you a reading packet and some thought-provoking questions which the class will discuss together online.

 

Who: Anyone writing stories for young readers in any genre and for any age group. Whether you write YA, middle grade or picture books, whether it’s fantasy, poetry, humor, non-fiction – whatever. If you write for adult audiences only, you’re welcome to take the course, although be forewarned our readings will come from young people’s literature.

 

When: 4 weeks: Jan. 8, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2017

 

Where: From your own home! This is an online class that you can take from anywhere you have internet access.

 

The fee for the class is $150. Register by Nov. 16th for an early-bird 10% discount. Registration closes on Dec. 3rd or when the class is full.

 

 

To register or ask a question, send an email to info @ skilabrown.com   (Just remove the spaces.)

Quotable Thursday

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

“If you walk down a shopping street there are words and pictures everywhere, trying to get you to buy things. And that’s allowed.

But graffiti’s not allowed even though graffiti isn’t trying to get you to do anything but look.”

~Sarah Ellis’s Outside In

Read Like a Writer Online Class

Read Like a Writer

 

Do you ever read a book and think – I wish I could write like that? Are you a writer who likes a book but might have a hard time figuring out why? Do you struggle with something in particular like dialogue or story beginnings? Would you like to learn how to study the masters to improve your own writing?

 

Well then—this just might be the class for you.

 

Registration opens today for my month-long READING LIKE A WRITER online class.

 

Here’s the info:

 

What: Reading Like a Writer is the idea that we can read, study, dissect, and discuss how Master Writers do what they do. In this course we’ll tackle Beginnings, Dialogue, Scenes, and Endings—one topic per week—reading samples together and figuring out what makes them work. Every week, I’ll email you a reading packet and some thought-provoking questions which the class will discuss together online.

 

Who: Anyone writing stories for young readers in any genre and for any age group. Whether you write YA, middle grade or picture books, whether it’s fantasy, poetry, humor, non-fiction – whatever. If you write for adult audiences only, you’re welcome to take the course, although be forewarned our readings will come from young people’s literature.

 

When: 4 weeks: Jan. 8, 2017 – Feb. 4, 2017

 

Where: From your own home! This is an online class that you can take from anywhere you have internet access.

 

The fee for the class is $150. Register by Nov. 16th for an early-bird 10% discount. Registration closes on Dec. 3rd or when the class is full.

 

 

To register or ask a question, send an email to info @ skilabrown.com   (Just remove the spaces.)

Someone

Once a week I help out in my son’s school library. Last week I was browsing the scary books the librarian had on display and discovered this delightful poem inside one of them. Enjoy!

 

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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.

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“I’ve been thinking about history a good deal in the past few weeks, and I believe it fails when it offers only a tepid recitation of events and dates. A successful history is one that captures the living heat of opinion and imagination and ancient grudge.”
~Annie Barrows’ The Truth According to Us