I write for children. It’s hard. Here’s why:
- Kids don’t give you 60 pages to get to the point.
- They know bull when they read it.
- They understand that adverbs mask a weak verb. (in other words, see point #1)
- You have to win them over. Every book.
To misquote Chesterton: Kids don’t need me to explain that monsters exist. I just have to show them monsters can be killed.
To the hunt!