Gail Carson Levine (born September 17, 1947) is an American author of young adult books. Her first novel, Ella Enchanted, received a Newbery Honor in 1998.
Advice On Writing
“Why do you keep reading a book? Usually to find out what happens.
Why do you give up and stop reading? There may be lots of reasons. But often the answer is you don’t care what happens.
So what makes the difference between caring and not caring? The author’s cruelty. And the reader’s sympathy… It takes a mean author to write a good story.”
Did You Know?..
It took 9 years for Levine’s work to get published.
During this time she took writing classes and joined critique groups and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Levine says “those years were some of my happiest. I was learning to write.”