Okay, it’s Friday and I’m having plain coffee with vanilla creamer. Oh, the wasted calories *dreams of a Starbuck’s line*. Anywhoo, someone has to die today. In my novel, that is, especially with sword yielding hunks and creatures running a muck within its pages. But who? I can’t do it, but I must do it for the integrity of my story.
Should it be one of the sidekicks? No, I’d lose comedy relief. Should it be one of the hunks *gasps at the thought*? Oh, I know, it has to be the one who sacrifices himself in everything he does. Selfless, sweet, kind, cares about everyone . . . it’ll totally draw tears when he dies. Crap. I’ll miss him when he’s gone.
I shudder at the thought of killing off any of my characters. I created them, after all, and the crazy thing is, they feel real to me. So, how do you decide who to kill off when it’s needed in your story?
That’s it. Slurp!