John Strickert

March 14, 2013

Post #3325 – 20130314

Mr. Pinkwater, one of my students started reading about your life as a writer. This is the first time I can recall that this young man has expressed an interest in any author! He was wondering how do you encourage children to write?

Daniel replies:

Well, I have always thought Otto was an excellent name because of the backward-and-forwardness of it.  I don't think I've given it to a character yet...just too good for most of them.   If one was named Otto and decided to write his life story, it could be called Ottobiography.  Tell your son not to ottomatically reject the suggestion.  He really otto think it over.