How to Create Authentic Children’s Voices in Fiction–and Hold an Adult Reader’s Interest – by Gail Aldwin…

on Anne R. Allen:

For writers who want to improve their practice in using children’s voices in their work, one of the best places to start is by reading authors who use young narrators in their fiction. By reading like a writer, it’s possible to not only get inside the head of the character but also identify the strategies and techniques authors use in developing children’s voices.

In this post, I refer to a number of contemporary novels where authors have excelled in creating authentic children’s voices in fiction and how this influenced the development for my seven-year-old narrator in This Much Huxley Knows.

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