SE Podcast #25: Writing Realistic Children

April 25, 2020

Last month, Josiah, Hope, and Brandon tackled parents in fiction—this month, Josiah, Rolena, and Daeus are taking a look at the other end of the spectrum with child characters. They discuss how children are typically portrayed in fiction and give tips for writing children realistically. Listen to their conversation below!



What helps you get into the mind of a child when writing child characters? Let us know in the comments!


  1. emily-maynard

    I have three preschool-aged siblings and volunteer a lot with kids, so it’s usually not super hard for me to think like a child. Spending time with them and seeing firsthand how they think and interact helps a lot!

    • Grace Livingston

      Thank for listening, Emily! I agree–spending time with children is probably the best way to understand how they see the world, and I can see how you get plenty of that! 😀

  2. Zachary Holbrook

    ‘June Bug’ by Chris Fabry has an amazing child protagonist.

    • Grace Livingston

      Thanks for commenting, Zachary! I hear amazing things about Chris Fabry’s work, I’ll have to add June Bug to the list. 🙂

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