Writing For Children Quotes

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Sid Fleischman
“The books we enjoy as children stay with us forever -- they have a special impact. Paragraph after paragraph and page after page, the author must deliver his or her best work.”
Sid Fleischman

Katherine Paterson
“...those of us who write for children are called, not to do something to a child, but be someone for a child.”
Katherine Paterson

Maurice Sendak
“Messages are the death of an honest literary transaction with children”
Maurice Sendak in William Zinsser's book of essays

C.J. Heck
“When writing for children, it's important to keep in touch with our own inner child. What frightened them, made them happy, made them sad or angry?”
CJ Heck

Suzy  Davies
“My horse knows that when I’m grown,
we’ll ride the prairies all alone,
drivin’ cattle ’cross dusty plains,
in the saddle, sun and rain.
I’ll never need the finest clothes
nor put my hair in pretty bows,
with cowgirl boots and cowgirl hat,
nothin’ fancy’s where it’s at.

From "Cowgirl Dreams,”
Suzy Davies, Celebrate The Seasons

La Tisha Honor
“Ugh, writer's block. The best thing to do is to forget about everything you're trying to do. Get away from your writing station, kick your feet up and relax. Then allow your mind to just wander. Don't stop it. Just let yourself think of anything, no mater how silly the thoughts seem. Remember, not to judge these thoughts. This will open up your creative receptors. You'll begin to think outside the box. Then the good stuff will start racing through you. That's when you start writing!”
La Tisha Honor

Laura Bullock
“The moment of discovery and awe when reading is why I write books for children.”
Laura Bullock

Laura Bullock
“The moment of awe when reading is why I write books for children.”
Laura Bullock

Monica Hughes
“You may lead a child into darkness, but you must never turn out the light.”
Monica Hughes