Episode #214

How Can You Write Middle Grade Characters Well?

Have you tried your hand at writing middle grade but struggled to make the characters come to life? Don’t worry; Serena Labrecque joins us this week to discuss writing middle grade characters well.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The popularity of middle grade

  • Structuring a middle grade novel

  • Researching for a younger audience

  • Representation in characters

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

About Serena Labrecque

About Serena Labrecque

Serena Labrecque is a fantasy author and geologist. She published her first two stories in high school with her cousin Shawn’s help. She then received her Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Rochester and her Masters from the University at Buffalo. After college, she returned to her dream of becoming an author.

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