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.”