A pointer about age – children like to read about other children either their own age or a bit older. They tend not to be so keen on reading about younger children – not as the main characters, anyway – they have already boy readingbeen there and done that! So if you want to write for 8-11s, make your protagonist 11. If you are writing for 12-14s, make your protagonist 14 or above.

Oh, and girls will read about boys, but boys aren’t generally so keen on reading about girls. Just saying!

How old should your protagonist be?

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