More wisdom and inspiration from the SCBWI youtube channel...
In this under-six minute video recorded back in 2002, Linda Sue Park schools us in story...
"In writing and in life it's what happens that matters."
"Story does not happen in someone's head - it happens in the world."
"All the books I love have a character I care about in situations that interest me."
Thanks, Linda Sue!
And for everyone else reading this, Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,