Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Whatnot Wednesdays #3

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. 

God bless,
~Amy Rochelle

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