Wednesday, June 9, 2021

“Let’s put it this way: if you are a novelist, I think you start out with a 20 word idea, and you work at it and you wind up with a 200,000 word novel. We, picture-book people, or at least I, start out with 200,000 words and I reduce it to 20.”
– Eric Carle –

Famed children’s book author/illustrator Eric Carle died the other week at the age of 91 after having produced more than 70 illustrated children’s books. Click here to read (or listen to) the piece Eric Carle, Creator Of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Has Died. Then ask yourself Where might we simplify something in our business to 20 from 200,000?

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