marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
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'tis the voice of a child

One complication of using a child as the point of view character is keeping not just the observations within the child's power to make, but the voice.

It's not so tight a point-of-view that I have to be absolutely strict, but  it's not so loose that I can festoon their thoughts with erudite polysyllables.

Though, on reflection, the oldest of the children I am working on now is chiefly a problem because she's kinda silly.
Tags: point of view, style, world-building: aging and coming of age
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