Thursday, November 13, 2014
Interview with Roald Dahl
This is what we listened to in class
Why did he start writing for children?
He had a son.
What was his first book about?
About a peach (that got bigger and bigger)
How does he feel “now” about making up stories for his children?
The well is a running a little bit dry (He's running out out of ideas, he's getting worse)
How many hours a day is he immersed in a world of fantasy?
4 or 5 hours a day
What is more difficult writing an adult or a children book?
A children book (you have to get immersed in a dotty world of fantasy).
What do you have to do to write a children book when you are an adult?
You have to put yourself in their minds
What are the problems adults face when writing children books?
you became pompous, adult, grown -up, you've lost all your jokingness
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