I also like writing young kids. It’s fun to write them be dumb and ask weird things. Naive and bratty characters work too. There’s just something about ‘em.
YJarex Wrote: The old grumpy mentor that is repeatedly surprised by how little their mentee knows and how wrong that which they know is.This is a favorite of mine as well. although I've only attempted it once. Successfully, I think. But still.
It's super fun to watch them come out of their shells with the right people. Sometimes I don't even know these characters until they meet the one who won't give up on them, unpeeling the shell piece by piece... and then the character blossoms and becomes someone else entirely. Then my writing changes and I curse them out for changing the plotline.