Hufflepuff – The House of the Hardworking, or the Miscellaneous?

During the Sorting Hat Songs, the Sorting Hat sometimes claims Hufflepuffs to be hard-working and loyal, and sometimes that Helga Hufflepuff created a house for those left out by the other three houses. These two statements seem to contradict.

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Jobs in the World of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter books series doesn’t talk much about the adult life of wizards, since it focuses primarily on the student-age protagonists, but those hoping to write fanfiction might want more than the few jobs covered in the series to choose from. 

Since these aren’t the most obvious, here are some jobs that either definitely are or could be in the world of Harry Potter. 

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How To Start A Novel – A Guide For Those Who Want To Start Writing A Novel For The First Time

And no, this isn’t about how to write a good opening for your novel. This isn’t about how to hook your future audience in at the first sentence. This is how to start writing once you’ve sat down at the computer with a blank word document (or other variations on other devices like phones or paper) for the first time, and decide to write a novel. 

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Theme Songs

Theme songs are an important aspect of any TV show, yet several shows – popular ones at that – have less than amazing theme songs, Star Trek: Discovery being the latest example. 

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An Indecisive Review of The Last Jedi

I did enjoy seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi yesterday, but it wasn’t the “wow” movie I had expected. It’s not necessarily something I would recommend – but yet, it kind of is.  

That’s the problem.

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On Publishing, Judith Newman, and #BoycottToSiri

The #BoycottToSiri and Newman’s response are a great example of an aspect of publishing that is often ignored. 

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Breaking All The Rules

The thing with rules is that they are usually there for a reason, but there is an exception to every rule (and an exception to that rule, too). But exceptions aren’t just random – there’s a reason why that particular exception is an exception. The exceptions are the ones that don’t violate the reason why that rule is in place. 

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