From The Saturday Review of Literature, July 6, You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade you to do something equally important in the course of your reading.
And somebody says, that's for children. Beverly Cleary In an interview with the University of Washington: Seuss Wikimedia Commons On where he got his ideas: I go there on the fourth of August every summer to get my cuckoo clock fixed.
While the cuckoo is in the hospital, I wander around and talk to the people in the streets. They are very strange people, and I get my ideas from them.
Rey On finding ideas for Curious George: But for me, all my life I try to simplify things. As a child in school, things were very hard for me to understand often, and I developed a knack, I think.
I developed a process to simplify things so I would understand them. Steven Kellogg Wikimedia Commons On why he became an author and illustrator: Knowing that one day I would be an adult, I really didn't want to lose the fun of childhood by going into this dark period where every day started off with resignation and gloom or worse.
And so I was determined to get to know myself very well and choose a job that I thought would be just right for me. Yet a child's need for quietness is the same today as it has always been—it may even be greater—for quietness is an essential part of all awareness.
In quiet times and sleepy times a child can dwell in thoughts of his own, and in songs and stories of his own. Roald Dahl Getty Images On his early careerwhen he wrote novels for adults: The child knows the television is in the next room. Judy Blume Getty Images About censorship: If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
Lloyd Alexander On choosing a profession: Sadly, I very quickly understood that I was not born to be a poet, and I couldn't manage to make myself into one. I could only hope that maybe, with luck, I might've been born to write for young people.
We get probably thousands of letters, and some of them find mistakes in our books. As some readers know, Sister Bear always wears a pink hairbow. In one book we forgot the hairbow, and we got a letter about it.
That proves to us that the children are really paying attention, and that's good. Tomie dePaola Getty Images Talking to children in a literacy promotion video series: Madeleine L'Engle On writing for the right audience: And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Astrid Lindgren On the difference between adult and young readers: I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.
Tim Wynne-Jones On what kids' books are really about: You can make a change. Adult novels are about letting go.So whether you're looking for inspiration, writing tips, or are just curious about what your your favorite author has to say about the craft of writing, take a look through these famous authors' quotes.
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