Writing for Children? Be Sure your Character Grows

Really useful advice for the perspective of a child character and the role of adults.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


Remember how proud you were when you were a little child and learned to tie your shoes by yourself? Do you remember how excited you were when you learned how to write your name all by yourself? Those are wonderful milestones in every child’s life. We all want to remember that we were independent. We accomplished something important on our own. The same philosophy applies to the main character in your children’s story. He or she must change in a positive way, in order for your story to be successful.

Should adults take a main role in your story?

This is not recommended. Are you wondering why? One reason is the adult in the story may not approve of what the child is doing. Perhaps the adult doesn’t want the child to take a risk, but that’s how children learn. It’s one of the ways the child in your story…

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