Friday, January 2, 2009

My New Year's Resolution

is to break the rules.

I have come to realize that ALL of my favorite picture book writers/illustrators break the rules. I am sure they know them by heart as I do. What they do have is distinctive technique and the ability to connect strongly with their audience.  What they have is remembrance of being that child they write for.

So out go the formulaic rules and in goes my technique. And strong dummying storytelling.

It is going to be a good year.

1 comment:

Rena said...

I love this idea, and it seems to be true about many of my favorites as well.