Managing to tell a story is very gratifying.
As a child, I loved fairy tales because the story, the what-comes-next, is paramount. As an adult, I'm fascinated by their logic and illogic.
Contemporary fiction is the hardest for me because I am not really in the popular culture - I don't watch TV.
'EIla Enchanted' began in a marvelous writing course at New York City's The New School.
Get to know your kids' minds and how they think.