If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Writing for Children

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.    Madeleine L’Engle


Comments on: "Writing for Children" (4)

  1. Brilliant quote! Made me laugh out loud:-)

  2. I read “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle when I was 14. It changed my whole direction of thinking…

    • i loved that book too…
      from Wikipedia–when she completed the book in early 1960, it was rejected by at least 26 publishers, because it was, in L’Engle’s words, “too different”, and “because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was really difficult for children, and was it a children’s or an adults’ book, anyhow?

      • No wonder the publishers are facing some critical issues concerning their own survival. Actually, I thought back and remembered that I read it when I was in grade three at 8 years old. If anything helped me understand good and evil, it was “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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