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The 19 Best Children’s Book Quotes
But technology can only take a writer so far. Writing is an art and a craft that needs to be developed through deliberate practice and study over a long period of time. Fortunately, some of the world's greatest writers, the ones who mastered the craft and whose names have been passed down to us through time, gifted us not only with their stories. Many of them took time in-between the creation of their novels and short stories and poems to codify their writing philosophies, their writing strategies, and their writing habits. Some of these authors recorded their thoughts on writing in books, some as essays, and some as letters to their friends, lovers, and editors. If you're ever in need of inspiration or just want a few quick tips to help keep your words flowing onto the screen, just dip into the wisdom of these great authors.
I write. And somebody says, that's for children. Wikimedia Commons. 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.
I have always been a firm believer in the idea that picture books are for everyone—not just children, or even small children. Rather, picture books provide an opportunity for people of all ages to slow down, take a breath, and just experience the double spread of art that accompanies the text in a picture book. From hilarious to tragic to profound, picture books contain multitudes. And so do their creators! Here are ten quotes on writing for children from well known picture book authors and illustrators on why they write these books. I can just deal with core fundamental issues: jealousy, love, hatred, sadness, joy, wanting to drive a bus. The fundamental core emotional things.
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I also believe that there is at least one quote that gets you and is fitting to how you feel at any moment in life. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.