A consolidation of two or more entities into a single entity. This can be a consolidation of people, places, iconic items and even narratives. Amalgamation is a craft technique used by many writers when writing fictional elements that draw from real life experiences.
Amalgamation Writing Exercise
Choose two of your favorite literary characters. Now, identify your worst personal characteristic, the characteristic that you pretend no one else knows about you so you don’t have to own it. Finally, amalgamate your two favorite literary characters with your worst characteristic and write a short scene with this amalgamated character.
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