Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Personality vs Competence

So your villain is scheming and he comes up with some sort of awesome plan, but the plan has a pretty big hole in it, and you run it by your sounding board people and they point out the hole … Continue reading

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I Wear the Black Hat

Hi, Readers. Tyler here again. I recently read a book called I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman. In the book, Klosterman examines what it means to be a villain, or more specifically, how do we as society decide … Continue reading

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Vying with Readers’ Imaginations

Hello, readers. It’s Tyler (Rii’s husband; I’ve done enough of these guest posts that I figure I might as well start using my own name) again. A few months ago I was reading a post where the author was explaining … Continue reading

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Teaching the Reader the Magic Arts

Hello again, dear readers. This is Rii’s husband, coming back once again to cover for her after a sudden increase in writing work to talk about one of my favorite subject: magic systems. Specifically, I want to talk about how … Continue reading

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On Killing Your Characters

We live in an age where it’s trendy to kill off your characters but let me give you a word of caution: If you kill off all the characters I care about in your story, I no longer care about … Continue reading

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When Weaknesses Are Strengths

Remember when I chatted about the evolution of my feelings on pride as a downfall? My husband and I have been reading through Harry Potter again so I can finally do a villain review. Surprisingly, it’s only the second time … Continue reading

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