Thursday, June 30, 2005

Another article...

about the dangers of wanting to be a children's writer. This one is from The Times and is a bit different from the others. Its author, Catherine O'Brien, interviewed Jacqueline Wilson, Children's Laureate of the U.K. and author of many books, including The Illustrated Mum.

Jacqueline Wilson gives some really good advice in this one, includings some old standbys like "show not tell," but most of all she talks about the relationship a children's writer has with his or her childhood. I think that her comments were very perceptive. An interesting read.