Writing children's books: An author of classics reflects on what it takes to succeed in this genre: giving young, readers what they want.

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  • Author(s): Dahl, Roald
  • Source:
    Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.). Sep2009, Vol. 122 Issue 9, p16-55. 2p.
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    • Abstract:
      This article presents a reprint of an article published in the August 1976 issue [Regular abstract follows]. The author discusses writing for children, stating that it requires as much skill and professionalism as other writing. He states that the most important function of a children's writer is to write an engaging book that children will want to read. He states the importance of a sense of humor, inventiveness, and the ability to write an engaging plot.