Posted on 02/07/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A recent PBS documentary about Laura Ingalls Wilder addressed the role her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, played in bringing the Little House books as we know them to life.

One letter Lane sent her mother included specific pieces of advice, like to keep the reader inside the head of “Laura” — i.e., to avoid head-hopping and keep a consistent point of view.

We wanted to share other developmental editing advice from Lane today, in honor of Wilder’s birthday, but in the search process, we found something a little less academic and a little more amusing … though also a bit acerbic. 

Head to How To Write Like for five tips on, well, writing like Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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