Monthly Archives: August 2013

Writers vs. progress

I went home to visit my parents in Oxfordshire last week, which was lovely (although my dad began the visit by claiming to have given up alcohol, which left me wondering what we’d do with our evenings*). Anyway, let me … Continue reading

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My top ten unlikeable characters in literature

This is a follow up to my post on writing unlikeable characters. I’ll be honest. It’s a pretty arbitrary list. There were way too many contenders. If you’d like to add some of your own at the end, you’re extremely … Continue reading

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Writing unlikeable characters

There are always people who complain that they didn’t enjoy a book because they didn’t like the main character; or, indeed, any of the characters. But if you’re in the camp that thinks part of the purpose of fiction is to … Continue reading

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