“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes
to see the largeness of life,
to see it through the laughter that is clear to all
through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”
Your Characters Will Not
Over-Think A Problem.
They tend to go for the most direct solution without mulling too much over the consequences.
The middle grade years are all about
Finding your voice.
Expanding your world view.
Learning that adults aren’t always right
that they can make mistakes.
Knocking down pedestals
and building your own foundation.
To a Middle Grade Character,
There’s turmoil and excitement
and the chance to stretch your boundaries.
It’s a time to look inside yourself
and see what makes you tick.
To figure out who you are
and where you fit in.
No matter the era in which
you choose to set your adventure,
Let the historical elements be the backdrop against which
your young protagonists live ordinary days until the extraordinary
propels them into a journey of self and external exploration.
It will be the sense of wonder
secret desire to be the protagonist
that will keep your
young reader glued to the pages
of your tale.
I HOPE THIS WILL HELP
YOU IN SOME
TO WIN A SPOT