Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Maybe He'll Write A Children's Book!

Karl Rove is supposed to be interested in writing a book. Wouldn't it be cool if he did a picture book? Or maybe a YA?


Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Ooo! Then it could go head-to-head with the children's book Ralph Nader is currently writing. Fight! Fight! Fight!

10:49 AM  
Blogger gail said...

Both authors could attend kidlit conferences together.

11:01 AM  
Blogger TadMack said...

Um, yeah. Totally cool. 'Cause anyone can write a children's book. Just anyone.

5:44 PM  
Blogger MotherReader said...

I think you said that just to bait me...

BACA lives on!

11:41 PM  
Blogger gail said...


Though, I must say, now that I've started this, I'm thinking how much I'd enjoy reading a novel about a Rove-like character insisting that all he's ever really wanted to do is write children's books. We could see him joining a writing group. Going to a SCBWI conference and meeting with an editor who is going to critique his first few chapters. E-mailing his editor about the editor's comments. Starting a kidlit blog.

I could go on and on. It would make a wonderful movie.

11:29 AM  
Blogger gail said...

I ran this idea past a family member, suggesting it would make a good sitcom. He had trouble seeing where the humor would come from and said it would be cancelled immediately.

I insisted that there was humor in this premise--the clash between viewers' conception of the kidlit world and the Rove-like character would be funny.

My family member said, "But no one knows anything about the kidlit world."

I think he's right. No one has any conception of the kidlit community. We only exist in our own little circle.

And he's right.

10:36 AM  

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