Writing For Children And Young People


A writer's top tips


Children and young people read just like adult do. They might enjoy epic space battles or lust filled romances or post-apocalyptic civilisation, just like adults. Writing for the younger generation is by no means easier than writing for adults. In fact, it may take a little more effort and planning, and here are some tips to help that along.

  1. Know you’re age range

It goes without saying, but writing for a three year old who will have the story read to them by their parents is not the same as writing for a fifteen year old. Before plot lines or characters must come your target audience. Who do you want to be reading your book? The age of your reader is going to determine some pretty important aspects of your story: the words you use, the characters, maybe even the plot line or message, so it’s important to have a…

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