“I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile's teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher thought I'd lied about writing it! I had always loved to write, but it was then that I realized that I had a talent for it.” – Brian Jacques
Jacques’ books were among the earliest converted into audio versions, and he was deeply involved as the lead characters while enlisting his sons and others to voice his Redwall inhabitants, many based on people he encountered. He died in 2011.
For new writers, Jacques said start by writing what you know, live and dream. “Sometimes, I get ideas from dreams,” he once said. “Often, my stories are based on adventures that I, or my friends, have actually lived. Write yours, too.”
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