Hi. I am in the process of a big writing project. I usually nowadays write fanfiction, when I write weekly and upload on a set day every week. This one is no different in the fact that it's based on pre-existing characters (the same pairing as always) but I am going to finish this one before publishing it. This has lead to, I think, overplanning. However, that's just an overview of the idea. Let me lead into my query. I start with a 'prologue' chapter one, the second chapter following over ten years previously. In this first chapter, my characters meet as children. My narrative is third person, and will remain so as the fic progresses, but I want to stylize the narrative as I continue through the story. Most of the bulk of the fic will follow one person, but as he grows closer to the second character, we will see more of the second character on his own, and the style of the narrative will change as such, too. Please bear with me if you can't understand what I'm trying to say. Essentially, the narrative style will change as the character grows up and the scene moves from character to character. NOW to the meat of the question. I ramble too much. How do I achieve a childish narrative in the first chapter? What do I call this style? How can I pull it off without confusing that there may be an onlooker (there isn't) or making it too young, and therefore uncomfortable to read? My boy is six years old as the story opens, but I wouldn't mind him sounding a bit older. Does anyone have any tips or tricks? Thanks.