LNH20: The Cat Lady #3

Saxon Brenton saxonbrenton at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 29 11:35:05 PDT 2012

Martin Phipps replied to Scott:
> Just about any story can be a children's story: just take out the sex
> and violence, don't use words of more than a couple of syllables, make
> sure that there's a visual element (meaning no talking heads) and keep
> the length down because children don't want to read War and Peace.
Apropos of nothing much, I once read a piece of writing advice for 
creating 'young adult' novels that keeping the sentence structure 
relatively short is a good idea; in other words, no complicated 
subclauses, etc.  I imagine that would apply (only more so) for children.
Saxon Brenton

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