Publishers Weekly interviewed author Patricia MacLachlan (Sarah, Plain and Tall) about writing and her new book for children, Word After Word After Word.
I have great respect for children. And I have great respect for their ability as writers. And I so enjoy the process of developing characters, But when I started to develop these characters, what was frustrating was that initially their writing, their poems, all sounded the same. So I really had to delve into their characters to create a unique voice for each of them.
That is a beautiful cover illustration, by the way. I need to find out who the artist is.