Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary Robinette, and Dan, with Shannon and Dean Hale
Shannon and Dean Hale join us again, this time to discuss how to effectively and convincingly write for¹ children. Children have their own unique sets of expectations for the books they read (as do their parents), and in this episode we talk about how to meet (or subvert) those.
Credits: This episode was recorded by Joseph Meacham, and mastered by Alex Jackson
¹ “For,” not “about.” Shannon and Dean discussed writing ABOUT children last week.
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I don’t know if any of you speak german, but there is an amazing project which brings kids to the writing table, they make books from start to finish -it is hillerious and awesome!
Once again, the trio, Brandon, Mary Robinette, and Dan, got together with Shannon and Dean Hale to talk about the intersection of writing and children. In this case, writing FOR children, rather than ABOUT children. Formulas, or at least beats, that repeat? What do kids like in a story? Are kid’s stories just simplified adult stories? How do you manage humor? Where are the adults in these stories? Lots of helpful discussion that you can read in the transcript available now in the archives.
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