Quotable Thursday

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

 

“Once someone reads your diary, you’re never the same. You realize you’re not alone when you write, and you start to write for the person who will read your words.”

~Laura Amy Schlitz’s The Hired Girl

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

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

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Verse novel. Middle grade. Boy deals with parents’ divorce, his love of soccer, and a girl he can’t stop thinking about. Beautiful poems that are exquisite all on their own, but together make for a really interesting and well-told story.

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

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

 

 

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston is a book that everyone needs to see. The illustrations are an amazing blend of words and art that will take your breath away. Grab this one from the library and feast your eyes. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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.)