Writing for Children
"A children's story only enjoyed by children is a bad children's story." C.S. Lewis
We'll consider the controversies surrounding books that defy easy categorization (considering questions like: What exactly is a children’s book? Can a book be too smart for kids? Shouldn’t grownups read grownup books?) and discuss this notion of writing books filled with childlike wonder that transcend generational divides and provide adults (as well as children) with not just nostalgic, but new and novel experiences. Plus owning your dragons, putting awe on the page, avoiding the puppy machine, and why habanero peanut butter is the key to your success ("it's kick yo' butt hot"). And what DOES unicorn chop taste like? Find out!