Posts Categorized: I write stuff
Always a joy when this arrives:
Especially when there are two pages to squeal about:
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Well. The title is misleading. Because frankly I do a lot of my writing by hand in notebooks wherever I happen to be. (Swim meets, soccer practice, dentist waiting rooms, etc.) But this is, at least, a photo of where I edit.
I keep some scrap paper under my … Read More
For National Poetry Month!
Here’s another poem that I wrote almost a decade ago:
Gymnastics by Skila Brown
clasp on tight.
Arms pop up,
no curves in sight.
Straight as a pencil
I fold right in,
make my air space
thin, thin, thin.… Read More
My critique group has started doing Monday morning writing prompts, which are a lot of fun. Last week, my friend Stefanie suggested we go here and get three random nouns. I got confidence, broom, and ice cream. And I decided to make them into a poem, since … Read More
Here’s a poem I wrote several years ago about my favorite creature in the sea:
“Jellyfish” by Skila Brown
I watch you as you
scoot and squish
your way around the tank,
I want to grab and yank.
I press my hand
upon … Read More
Today a book is born.
If you’re an educator, I have an Educator’s Guide all ready for you right here.
So remember how I was madly trying to finish a novel?
Well, I did it. Not exactly by the date I was hoping to finish. And way more pages than I hoped it would be. Plus there was that anti-climactic feeling that happens when you finish a draft only … Read More
You know how some days it’s just haaaaaaard to write. And you find yourself thinking of 13 reasons why you can’t write at that moment. Because maybe you’re procrastinating.
Reasons Why I Can’t Write
1. I am sick.
2. The sink is overflowing with dirty dishes.
3. I went … Read More