Here are some favorite quotes about writing.
"Sure, it's simple, writing for kids . . . Just as simple as bringing them up."
Ursula K. LeGuin
"You must write for children in the same way as you do for adults, only better."
"Most new writers think it's easy to write for children, but it's not. You have to get in a beginning, middle and end, tell a great story, write well, not be condescending--all in a few pages."
"Easy-to-read is hard to write."
"Three Rules for Literary Success: 1. Read a lot. 2. Write a lot. 3. Read a lot more, write a lot more."
"I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on."
"Every writer I know has trouble writing."
And, just for Julie, who's struggling with this today:
"It is perfectly okay to write garbage--as long as you edit brilliantly."
C. J. Cherryh
"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
“The first draft of anything is $#!%.”