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February 17th, 2006

08:24 pm: Creating convincing religious characters
A couple people asked me to do a rant on convincing religious characters, and I thought it would be a nice follow-up to the ‘convincing crises of faith’ one.

But this is even more personal than that one, in a lot of ways )

That was very snarly. Well, what can I say? This topic makes me snarly.

*goes away*

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February 14th, 2006

07:33 pm: Creating convincing crises of faith
Come as close to blocked on rants lately as I ever have. I don’t know why. Perhaps this one will be able to get me back into the swing of things.

Real crises, not take two pills and call me in the morning )

I acknowledge that this is fully born of my own prejudices, since lately I’ve been writing and reading exclusively long stories. But I have read some shorter novels that impressed me with characters having crises of faith, so it’s not that length is intrinsic to having a compelling one. So often, I think the problem is the author hurrying it up.

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