Fun Tidbits and Facts

September Newsletter Fun Tidbits and Facts

The very scholarly page4image1796000result of Critique Café’s

Writing for Children Workshop…

The prompt given: “An author must do many things to create a book that a child would want to read.”

The list by Anonymous

The author must…

  1. Have been a child at some point in their life.
  2. Realize that children have evolved since “Dick and Jane.”
  3. Don’t use “dick.”
  4. Characters must have some kind of superpower, and wear a cape.
  5. No romance—Yuck.
  6. Include dogs…that wear capes.
  7. Memorize everything that rhymes with “poop.”
  8. Include a fat kid tamed “Tiny.”
  9. Don’t let Harvey Weinstein do the movie.
  10. HobbitsinSpace—TryThat.

(In defense of Anonymous. “It was late. Sorry.”)

dick and jane


Things Heard at Meeting

“How do you get over brain block?”

“I’m going to Put Scott and Bailey to bed.”

“He can’t be here tonight, he’s going through puberty.”



Mission Statement – The mission of Critique Café Chatter is to spotlight the talents and writing efforts of the mem- bers of Critique Café Fort Stockton Area Writers Group. Contributing members of this newsletter hope to reach out to others within the community who enjoy creative writing and the literary arts. In the spirit of our sponsor H. Edward Petsch Arts and Music Memorial Fund, we are striving to stimulate the arts within the Fort Stockton, TX area.

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