Children’s Dialogue: They Don’t Talk Like Adults – by Jessi Rita Hoffman…

on Jane Friedman site:

Are you struggling with the task of writing children’s dialogue?

Some of the worst dialogue ever written, in both film and fiction, has been dialogue for kids.

We all know children are not just miniature grownups—they don’t think like adults or talk like adults. Yet writers seem to forget that when they go to write a story and place words in the mouths of child characters that real kids never would say.

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