Harry Potter and the Problem of the Chosen One (Writer Wednesday)

Harry Potter and the Problem of the Chosen One (Writer Wednesday)

It’s no secret that I dislike the trope of the Chosen One in fiction, particularly when it comes to fantasy. But Harry Potter is the Chosen One—or is he? We delve into this trope, why I don’t like it, and why the Harry Potter series handles it brilliantly.

Garrett Robinson

Over 100,000 readers have read and loved Garrett's books, like the fantasy hits Nightblade and Midrealm. He's also a film festival favorite with movies like Unsaid, and a tech guru who posts lots of helpful how-tos for writers and filmmakers over at garrettbrobinson.com.

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