Dear Characters: A Confession

In Fiction on May 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm


Dear Characters: A Confession

I’m going to kill you. Please don’t fight it.

After all, you either die on the page, on your own terms, or you die when they close the book. Which is worse?

A quick 33 words for the weekend Trifextra challenge. Head on over and read the rest of the entries (it won’t take you long)!

Happy Friday!

  1. Good stuff! Glad you’re back!

  2. Very true statement. That said when I kill off a character it seldom ends so well. Good one!

  3. Tip 1: How to assuage the guilt of creating folks to just mess up their lives. lol, Ann

  4. It never occurred to me there might be a conversation with your character just before you kill them off. I have so much to learn. Liked it.

  5. Hmmm…but is it really their own terms if they don’t get to choose how they die? I think I’d rather die when the book is closed…because then I would come back to life when it’s read again 🙂

    (I’m pretty sure I over-thought this, but it’s late!)

  6. I like the play with the character/writer conversations. Sometimes great ideas are born of them.

  7. I’d love to know how Charlotte responded.

    • Mis-reading and typing – why did I think your character was called Charlotte?
      Still, some characters must be quite sanguine about it while others want to kill you back.

  8. Ooh, I really like this.

  9. Oooo this is good.

  10. How true!!

  11. Killing your darlings? I love this. Thanks for linking up, Brian. Remember to come back and vote.

  12. So there won’t be a sequel?

  13. Genius! And dramatic for your characters! At least, now they know…

  14. Interesting thoughts on the choices? of our characters. Good story.

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