Wordless Wednesday: The Eight-Year-Old’s writing nook

The Eight-Year-Old's writing nook. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Eight-Year-Old’s writing nook. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Eight-Year-Old has been typing up a storm on her manual typewriter lately. Sometimes her writing is a pure flight of fancy. More often, it’s inspired by her reading. Her latest work, based on Calvin & Hobbes by the look of her writing nook, is still top secret, but she did give me permission to share with you two haikus she wrote last week from the perspective of Snoopy, the World War I Flying Ace.

Zinng! Bullets whiz by!

I am flying fast and high,

But they whiz by me.


I fire at “ol’ Red”

He tries to escape. He can’t.

He is mostly caught.

–The Eight-Year-Old Howell

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to Wordless Wednesday: The Eight-Year-Old’s writing nook

  1. Pingback: Help The Eight-Year-Old convince Mommyo that dragons are real | CATERPICKLES

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