S6E4 – When to Kill a Character

Authors can always be served by returning to the basics of writing. We spend so much time focusing on the grand scale of books – plot, themes, sequels – that the simple pieces of writing which make a story stand out can be lost. This month, Writing Roots is focusing on the nitty gritty, from writing dialogue and humor to developing character voice.

Killing a character can be a difficult decision – or easy, if you’re that kind of author. If you need help, you need only look to simple principles in story structure. There are times in a story that make a death more meaningful to your readers and relevant to the plot. We discuss those principles in this episode, along with if and how to kill main characters.

First aired January 13, 2020

About the Author
Ley is an editor and author of action/suspense novels.

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