Dissecting Dragons

Episode 314: Old Souls and Mischievous Urchins - Writing Child Characters in Speculative Fiction

February 18, 2022

Believable child characters can be tricky to write. Children are not merely mini adults but tend to see the world very differently. Added to which, writing a child protagonist for a child reader is completely different to writing a child character for an adult audience. This week the dragons delve into how to create a child character for both audiences, both the perils and pitfalls, and the neat tricks you can use to make your character pitch perfect in terms of age and life experience. Under the microscope this week: Home by Amanda Berriman, To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, Interview with a Vampire and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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