Sunday, October 24, 2010

30 Days of Writing - Day Twenty-Four

24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?

If it's necessary for the story, out they go, plain and simple. If it's too easy to kill them off, then I must assume they weren't that great or important of a character anyway. If it takes a lot of effort, or is an emotional moment for me, then I feel confident both that I did the right thing, and that they were a character that evoked a lot of emotion for me.

So far, nothing terribly interesting on the killing-off front. Mostly it's been more interesting what I've done with them post-death.