Golden Lines

“I tell the kids, write about what’s important to you. The old advice used to be ‘write about what you know.’ That’s a ridiculous saying. What does that mean? You need to write about what is important to you, what you care about. All kids have things that are important to them.”

~~Roland Smith qtd. in Arth and Williamson’s “Roland Smith: Story-ologist” in Library Media Connection (Oct. 2010)