Many writers think that writing for children is easier than writing for adults. Consequently, they begin their writing careers writing for kids with the goal of switching to “real writing” for adults once they’ve learned the techniques.
The truth is that writing for children is more difficult than writing for adults. The children’s writer must not only know the techniques of good writing. She must also understand child development and the current generation of children.
Writing for children demands the best of our writing efforts, as does writing for adults. Children are, after all, little people and deserve the same writing respect we give to adults.