Written by children’s author Caroline Starr Rose
As a former teacher, I’m well aware that writing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
Can I let you in on a little secret? It’s not always my thing, either.
This is a strange confession coming from a children’s author, but an important one, I think.
If writing is sometimes “unfun” for a person who does it for a living, how much more challenging is it for the kid who doesn’t enjoy it in the first place?
Here are some things I’ve learned about the writing life — both as a teacher and as a student of the discipline — that I hope might encourage you and your young writers: