Tuesday, March 13, 2012
But first I want to talk about change.
When I wrote Cleveland the Green Camel, it was written in rhyme. It took a while, but I finally made a great discovery: I AIN'T SEUSS. Once I took the story out of rhyme form, it worked much better. Sometimes a writer has to know 'when to say when.' It is difficult to make changes, especially drastic ones. But to improve the writing, it has to be done.
I was asked, during the radio interview, if the house were on fire which of my printed works I would save. That was a tough one. I have written hundreds of articles and each is special in its own way. I have written about such a variety of things, I never get bored.
I also don't want to bore the reader with bad writing. That is why changes are necessary. Cleveland is a better book because I let go of the idea I could write like the famous Dr.
I am just me, and that's all I can be.
But I'll be the best me I can,
Just watch and you'll see.