Fantasy writing

There is a few books that I have been reading at the moment, by Karen miller, and I have accidentally found it a great mental exercise in discovering how to write great characters and political intrigue.

Her greatest strengths are also her greatest weakness, she is so good at creating this vibrant characters and political/cultural edge that she overemphasis it and after the first 400 pages starts to drag (into the second book as well).

What I love about her characterisation is that they will have one major trait about them that both affects them in positive and negative ways, it is such a refreshing approach and makes them seem so much more real and vibrant. That these characters who might do the right thing get in their own way because that is what their nature dictates.

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