In today’s writing exercise, write from a child’s perspective. It can sometimes be difficult to write from the eyes of a child. Many authors get caught up in capturing their dialogue or child speak and nothing else. The real challenge is getting into the mindset of the child while maintaining a narrative that’s clear and concise.
Here are a few ground rules for you:
- The child must be between the ages of 2-6 years old.
- Boy, girl, or twins–doesn’t matter.
- Avoid writing in child speak in the dialogue or narrative.
- Set your story during another era, for example: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s.
- Use the picture below as inspiration.