Author Minh Lê Collaborates with Illustrator Dan Santat for Drawn Together
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
When asked for advice on writing picture books, author Minh Lê offers up this quote, from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Wind, Sand and Stars. "Not that you have to go full Hemingway and write only in terse prose, but you should make sure that every word on the page serves a purpose," Lê told Spine. "Weigh yourself down with too many unnecessary words and there's a good chance your story will never take flight."