I like it when he talks about writing books, which he doesn't do often, because he says smart things when he does.
And this bit here is important for reasons of things writers need to know about craft:
Ah well. My next children's book, the one I'm currently writing, is very unlikely to have any rude words in it at all, but people I've read the first few pages to tend to look at me with a concerned sort of look and say "Is this really a children's book? I mean it's scary and then that stuff..." and I say yes, and I'm sorry but that's how the book goes and there's nothing I can do about it. Of course there is -- I could cut it out and write a book that wasn't as good. And I can hope that anyone who gets past the first couple of pages will find it very hard to put down. I can hope. But I'd understand any school librarian who was worried.
And that's all for today, from the scrota rota. Time to go work on my own, scrotum-free novel, which nevertheless may still have value.