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7 Quotes on Writing by Mo Willems

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Mo Willems is an American writer, animator and children's book author. His best known works include the popular children's book series Elephant and Piggie and the animated Cartoon Network series Sheep in the Big City. He also worked on Sesame Street and The Off-Beats.

Mo Willems on Writing

“I'm very lucky in that I don't understand the world yet. If I understood the world, it would be harder for me to write these books.”
“The difference between children and adults is that they're shorter - not dumber.”
“When you make a decision, you don't have to be locked into it. One of the ways that you grow is by starting over.”
“My favorite book is my next one. I'm always hoping to make my next book my best one.”
“An artist is waiting for the audience to understand the work. A craftsman is working to understand the audience.”
“Writing for children is as easy as describing the history of the Byzantium in three words.”
“I also learn a lot about everybody else's process. People create in different ways, so that has opened me up to different processes and experimenting.”
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