Ok so ... I've been haveing this problem for a while now and it's starting to hinder my writer. my inner child and outer adult are having a big fight. basically whats happening is that i am unsure if im writing for a younger crowd or an older one. Now when i say younger crowd im talking about the teens generally 14+. ( they may not be YOUNG young but im 18 so there younger then me)Im not explaining this very well.... how about this. it's like the difference between the harry potter series and a romance novel. Almost anyone can read the harry potter series. where as not everyone can read romance novels.( children to be specific) so basially i don't know whether my story is something that everyone will be able to enjoy or just the older crowd. im writing a fantasy that takes place in another world and my main character has just turned 19. now i do realize that with my character being 19 she probalby won't be as relatalbe for the younger crowd but that doesn't convince my inner child. you see in a book that is geared for older people theres swearing theres blood (fighting) and well.... s*x. Not that im going to be writing a full out s*x scene but i do know for a fact that my character is going to fall in love. and with her being 19 there is going to be some form of s*xual tension. I want to write this story in a more adult way. but i always feel like my stories come out PG when i want them to be R or at least 18A, i'd even settle for 14A. Im not as goody two shoes as all this probably makes me sounds but you know i was raised like most to believe cursing was bad and s*x well....is privately discussed between you and people you know VERY well. i am very connected with my inner child and while most of the time it's a plus at the mention of s*x my inner child tends to plug her ears and scream "LALALALALALALALALALALA" until my adult side gives up. it feels a little embarrasing since im 18 and having so much trouble being more adult like. which in the end helps me ince my character goes through this problem to but first i need to know how to get through it before she can. does anyone have any advice?