The Cursed Child: How to (Not) Keep Your Promises

Ugh. If I’d wanted bad fanfiction, I would have gone to tumblr.harry_potter_cursed_child_play

Every word you write makes a promise to your readers. Some are implicit, others explicit. Implicit promises are promises like characterization- with your depictions, you are promising your readers that this is how your characters would act. Explicit promises are promises like, oh, I don’t know, “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years.”

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