Wilkins' Tooth (was Re: Introductions)

Kathleen Jennings s368333 at student.uq.edu.au
Wed Jun 11 22:55:16 EDT 2003


I'm pretty sure that article is on one of the two DWJ sites regularly
mentioned here (because I haven't read any others).

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Butler" <hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Wilkins' Tooth (was Re: Introductions)


> Melissa:
> > I vaguely remember something like this in reference to a kid bringing
his
> > mother to a DWJ book signing or something, and the mother said her son
> liked
> > the book but didn't understand it, and the boy rolled his eyes and said
> that
> > he understood it just fine, it was his mother who didn't get it.  Wish I
> > could remember which book it was.  Or where I heard the story.
>
> Yeah, I read this too (on the Web I think, but not sure), and have been
> trying to find it again for some time! It was in an article about the
> experience of being commissioned to write an adult book for the first time
> (ie Sudden Wild Magic) and the different kinds of things editors expected
> you to put in (or not), and the preconceptions DWJ realised she had about
> the differences between writing for children and for adults. The book the
> boy and his mother were talking about wasn't SWM, though. Anyone?
>
> Charlie
>
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