30 Days of Writing–Day 21: Children


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Entering the final third.

21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?

None of my characters have had children since my first trunked novel.   Only that heroine was brave / foolish enough to have reproduced, and I learned my lesson from that experience (see earlier post for more on my thoughts about that.)  The others have been youngun’s, single and childless.

I do not write children well.  I do not like to read romance novels with children in the them.  I especially do not like children in novels who sound like adults affecting five year old voices.  I associate them with Clint Howard as a child pushing Trania juice in Star Trek.  I do not like them Sam I Am…fictional children, that is…in novels that I like to read or write.

Don’t get me wrong, this has nothing to do with my own beliefs about kids.  I love them.  They’re delicious with a little A-1 or Heinz 57 with a black pepper rub to bring the sass out.  Ha ha!  Kidding.  Hope my kids don’t read this.  I’ve managed to keep them alive thus far for fourteen and twelve years with nary a nibble…okay, maybe a whiff every so often.  😉


My 2010 NaNo ain’t called Sins of Our Mothers for nuthin’, and that’s all I’m sayin’ ’bout that or on this topic.  See ya tomorrow.