margaret at onr.com
Fri Mar 14 21:06:24 EST 2003
> It's particularly bad when you write for children... my 1980s teens
> should by now be in their 30s, so how can I pick them up at still 15?
> Either I have to set the story in the 80s - making it retro, if not
> exactly historical, or else drag them into the Noughties, where they,
> their attitudes and ideas don't fit...
Take Antonia Forest's Marlow family for inspiration? Look what a time
span those books cover - if she'd been too literal the original
characters would've been grandparents by the end of the series!
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