Take this short quiz!
a. You're writing about your pet.
I know you think your pet is darling and precious, but try to wrap your mind around this: no one else cares.
b. You're writing about your grandchildren.
c. You think writing poetry is easy.
Rhyme doth not a poem make. On the other hand, it's impossible to mail me the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard, so why not send bad verse?
d. You think writing a children's book is easy.
I mean, children can barely read as it is, so how hard can it be to write for them? (www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail84.html)
e. You're writing about squirrels.
Seriously, what is it with the squirrel manuscripts recently? There must be something in the water. Something squirrely.