The Willamette Writers' Group featured a recent presentation by Kim Kasch, author of Irma the Inventor and the Vampire Spiders. An excerpt of their article is below:
February may be the month of love, but it may also be the month to cut ties with your character – permanently. Kim Kasch will join the Young Willamette Writers to discuss the why’s, do’s and don’ts, and how-to’s of bringing about the demise of a character, maybe even one you’ve come to care about.
Kim said this about saying goodbye to those well-loved people you’ve created:
“Goodbye,” is the hardest word in the English language, at least it is when you love someone. We hate losing a family member or friend and—yes—even our favorite characters in our books leave an empty void when they are lost forever.
For avid readers, it can be depressing to reach the end of a story, and it is way worse to actually close the cover and walk away. But, when our leading ladies and good-guy protagonists breathe their last breath, it can truly feel like losing a loved one.
Read the full article HERE
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