Character voice and teenage girls

Last night turned out to be a pretty productive session. I churned out 23 pages, 13 more than my daily minimum. I suspect most of it will even make the cut in revision!

I was having a hard time finding the “voice” for my protagonist, a fifteen-year-old girl, mainly because I’m not and have never been one. Thanks to entirely too many Disney tween movies and some sage advice from my wife, I was able to put myself in her mind a little more, and the entire project seems much easier now.

Hoping for continued success today, although I don’t think I’ll be able to get to work until later tonight; life and all its many demands beckons.

The question of the day is, how do you find the “voice” for a character completely different from you?


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