Names, advice

Margaret Ball margaret at
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!

Margaret Ball

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