Jeanette Winterson on writing for children

I came across this quote by Jeanette Winterson in an article she wrote called “Why I became a children’s author.”  Although written in 2009, it is as true today as it was three years ago.

It’s not just a story we’re offering them, it’s the tools they need to tell their own stories, to tell to themselves, without too much cliché, and with some complexity. Once you understand yourself as a story you are in the process of telling, instead of a fact in a story told by others, you understand that you can change your own story. That is power.

  

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  1. jackie
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 10:43:11

    I like that quote! And thanks for your post about Zamoof! magazine awhile back. I submitted something to them which has been accepted for publication in 2013! Cheers!

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