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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Characters

We think of characters as being flat or rounded-out, but to have a complex character we really only need two traits. Already in the interaction of those two we have complexity built in, without any particular need for nuance or detail.  Say laziness and ambition, or a gap between self-concept and reality.  I suppose everyone else already knew this but I discovered it the day before yesterday.

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