[DWJ] Writing for the young (was Dumbledore vs. Snape)
mark at allums.com
Mon May 14 21:07:35 EDT 2007
> Minnow wrote:
>> And I now wonder:
>> Have I posted the "10 reasons I write for children" that DWJ keeps on her
>> study door? They are a quotation she feels worth remembering.
>> TEN REASONS WHY I WRITE FOR CHILDREN
>> 7] They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches,
>> logic, clarity, punctuation and other such obsolete stuff.
Love this one. Especially about logic. :) Children believe in
fairness, too. Sadly, about the family, it may no longer be true.
>> 8] They love interesting stories, not commentary, guides or footnotes.
Well, I liked footnotes. In Pratchett, anyway. Oh, nevermind, I was an
adult by the time Pratchett hit the scene.
>> 9] When a book is boring, they yawn openly, without any shame or fear of
I guess I am shameless. Or still a kid, in some ways.
>> 10] They don't expect their beloved writer to redeem humanity. Young as
>> they are, they know it is not in his power. Only adults have such
This one is deep. And true. Also applies to dictators, e.g., Hitler,
Trotsky, Lenin, Stalin, etc.
>> It's jolly easy to be polite from a position of indifference based in
>> almost complete ignorance. --Which is where I stand on this topic!
>>> EGH, delurking from taking grueling final exams
>> Good luck!
--Mark A., not keeping his vow to go back to lurking.
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