144 – Child Characters

The Mythcreant Podcast
It has come to our attention that humans are not born as fully formed adults, which means it’s time to talk about child characters. What’s the difference between writing kids for kids and writing kids for adults? What stories do a good job portraying the perils of childhood? How much like Wesley Crusher should your character be? Find out the answers to all that and more.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Depicting Child Characters

Harry Potter

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Area X (Acceptance)


Araby by James Joyce

Something Wicked This Way Comes

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  1. Cay Reet

    I’d like adding Barry Ween to the list. He’s the only child genius I have encountered who doesn’t sound like a shrunk adult.

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