Tuesday, February 21, 2012

QUANDARY 2.21.12

QUANDARY: Can a kid character talk about an elderly woman's big boobs in a chapter book for 9-12 year-olds?

I try to push the envelope of funny in what I write. A written piece always needs to be age appropriate and sometimes it's tough to judge how far is too far. I DON'T like to censor myself too much. I would rather have my agent tell me that I have crossed the line than find out a joke would have been acceptable and not tried it.


"Here, use the baby carrier," I said, untangling the straps.
"You're aunt's not going to like... need it for the baby?" said Presley.
"Not a chance -- her huge boobs would just be in the way," I explained.
"Oh, yah, I guess you're like... right."

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