So I wrote and posted my commentary for Cavern of Babel chapter four this morning. It’s up, and you can view it here, but I have to warn you–I got sidetracked. Somehow it turned into a debate with myself about characterization and how to do it well. I don’t think I’m qualified to really give out advice, but I found myself doing it anyway, and I’m not even sure it’s any good. However, it IS how I approach characterization right now, so take it for what it’s worth. I’d be interested to see what other people have to say about the matter, since it’s not something I discuss regularly with others. As I wrote down my thoughts, I could see that they probably had some gaping holes in them, which is in turn discussed in the commentary . . . Anyway–tell me what you think, if you happen to wander over there to read it.