Writing Advice #48: Parents

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to Writing Advice, a once-weekly, now ad hoc series of BLogs on, well, you figure it out. 🙂

I was recently asked this question over on Tumblr:

For writing teen protagonists, do you have any advice for creating the character’s parents? It seems to have become usual to make the parents absent or neglectful somehow. It may not be a realistic portrayal but it gives the teen protagonist a better chance at getting the freedom to get stuff done. What do you think?

Yeah, this is definitely A Thing, as far as I’m concerned. [Read more…]