Best-selling author Alice Kuipers is back to answer another Ask Writer Alice question: “Which age group should I write for?”


Be sure to catch more advice from Alice on her other videos, such as Writing Dialogue for Children and Teens, Making Your Story Original, and Trends and Great Books on Writing.


Alice Kuipers is the author of four young adult novels and a picture book. Visit her website to get more tips for writers.


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      July 21st

      Thanks for this informative video. I am writing a children’s book aimed at girls aged 7-10. In addition to reading plenty of books aimed at that age group, I found it helpful to form a focus group with girls ranging from 6-12. I gained good perspective on ages of characters and target age of reader.
      Leslie recently posted…My Writing Life: Lessons from my focus groupMy Profile

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      January 25th

      I just saw this note here- thanks for the feedback. I hope your writing is going well!
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