I love finding nuggets of writing gold and here's another from Nathan Bransford (who I can't believe has retired from agenting!) with his post yesterday on writing tips from reading Harry Potter.
He elaborates on these 5 writing tips:
-You can accomplish amazing things with a third person limited perspective
-Don't be afraid to show your characters' flaws
-Making it look easy is really really hard
-"You might try and go easy on the adverbs when the emotion is apparent from the dialogue"
-Have fun with your world
It's a great post. Check it out.