Writing Child Stories in an ADHD World
Have you noticed how your attention span has gotten shorter? Personally, I rarely have the patience to sit through a move in which the plot slowly unfolds. With a few notable exceptions, the plot has to move at a brisk pace. If we, as adults, now demand a fast-paced storyline, imagine the pace that kids must want.
Does this have an impact on children’s stories? Probably. So, how can you write a child story that grabs and holds children’s attention? Here are 6 points to consider.
1. Plot and pace
Plot and pace have always been important. Now perhaps they’re even more important. Your plot has to unfold fairly quickly. Keep the pace fairly high with a lot of action rather than lengthy narrative descriptions or musings.