Do you write characters in your own age range? If so, is this easier for us, as writers, because we know what it's like to be that age right now? Which should help with character development, I believe, maybe? I've been pretty much doing this in almost all my short stories without even realizing it. At least when it comes to a main character. Not always but very often. And I do think I am better at creating characters that are close to me in age. What do you think?