Roald Dahl on Writing for Children

Roald Dahl shares why and how he started writing for children, the difficulties of writing for children and more. 

Roald Dahl says he began writing for children for, “More or less the usual reason which is that one has one’s own. I tried to tell a story at night, a made up story, most of them pretty bad, but now and again you tell one when you see a little spark of interest and it is there the next night and they said tell us more about that thing…you know you had got something there. This went on about a peach that got bigger and bigger and I thought why do I not write it and I did…the well is running dry now…”

Read more about his work and life in this article on The Hindu


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