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
Kim Kasch, author of Irma the Inventor and the Vampire Spiders, The Cats of Cullaby Creek, Demons Ink, and Morgaine LeFay and the Vikings recently held a presentation about killing off characters.
In this blog entry, Kim shares more details and writing tips about when it's right to murder your beloved character.
An excerpt from Kim's blog is below:
There Are Good Reasons to Kill…Off Characters.
1) Remember the Alamo or at least the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. There would have been no story or plot without killing off a lot of wonderful main characters in this trilogy.
2) No Guilt Over the Bad Guy No one cares if we kill off the bad guys but remember good guys die too and for our stories to ring true to our readers we have to have authenticity and sometimes our loved ones have to die.
3) The Disney Delusion. We can’t always have a prince (or princess) ride to the rescue. Not every story has to have a happy ending.
To read all 5 reasons and get a free writing prompt from Kim, click HERE
The Southeast Examiner:
Kasch has written a fresh new S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering or math) novel featuring a young female scientist and says, “I wrote Irma the Inventor because I love science and new technology and wanted to share my enthusiasm with young girls in a fun, entertaining way."
Click HERE for the full article
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