Info dumps on the life of an aspiring writer.
Do you ever have a character who's destiny was to die, but then you find a way to save him? It is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
Such is what happened today.
It will still look as though my character died--LOOK being the important word here.
Now, when killing off a character, it is important that you only do so if:
1. it furthers the plot.
2. it builds character.
The rules are even more picky when bringing a character "back to life". The reason being is that it is not only CLICHE, but can also be the EASY WAY OUT. (aka: a big no-no in good writing).
So if you do choose to bring a character back, make sure it has a purpose and that it furthers the plot, not just so your favorite character can magically come out alive.