Slytherins Aren’t Ambitious

With definitions from [am-bish-uh n] noun earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment 2. the object, state, or result desired or sought after 3. desire for work or activity; energy verb (used with object) 4. to seek …

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Methods of Character Building

I apologise for how long it has taken for me to get this one written and up. I’ve been – and for about a month will continue to be – extremely busy with other things (such as editing the writing/characterisation advice book which I hope to publish soon).   This is not about fleshing out …

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False Flaws and Further Frequent Fictional Fuck-Ups

Sometimes when I read fiction I get the feeling that the only genre where authors believe in characterisation is drama – stories which hinge entirely on human flaws and interactions. All of the others (romance, humour, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, mystery, even historical fiction; which really should know better, etc) come across as more interested in …

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