Things that inspire me to write #75: The Velveteen Rabbit

Frustration. It can be painful and annoying and when it comes to the craft of writing, exceedingly persistent  But it can also create wonders. Reading The Velveteen Rabbit to my son this afternoon, I discovered that this wonderful, magical classic in children’s literature was born out of the author’s, Margery Williams, frustration with her previous publications.

According to the back inside flap, she was bored of writing children’s stories in the expected format and wanted to create something altogether new, something ‘different’–and so she did. Next time I feel like throwing my laptop out the window, I think I’ll start typing instead.

So thank you Margery and your Velveteen Rabbit,  you inspire me.

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