“Could Reading Children’s Books Help You Become a Better Business Writer?” Excerpt

By Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger

“I don’t care how old you are — 17 or 70 — as a writer you can benefit from reading children’s stories.

Stories like Madeline, Interrupting Chicken, Henry’s Freedom Box, The Giving Tree, and I Took the Moon for a Walk.

Keep in mind, the reason these are considered “children’s” books is not because of the material.

Behind each of these simple, clear, easy-to-read books is a complex story:

  • A scary trip to the hospital
  • A slave who mails himself to freedom
  • A boy who ravages a generous and selfless tree

These are “children’s” stories because in each book the writer crystallizes a story into one clear, concise, and compelling message in about 40 pages, with just 50 (or fewer) words per page.”

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