When you don't want to kill a character

I write fiction, specifically Mystery/Trillers, sadly sometimes the characters died.
In my novel The Writer, some characters died, and honestly, I didn’t remember that were hard to kill. When I wrote the second book (a Novella to be published in the Fall) characters died, and I had no problem.
 
I begin last week the next book, and got stuck. I had learn that I get stuck when I need to do something that I don’t want or when I don’t want to do something that I need to do, in this case, potentially kill a character that I like. I wish I can be one of those writers that plan, and can tell the character and the story were to go, but I am not, the story shows and I just scribe, my job is to tell the story I am listening, and not the story I want.
In this moment, I may need to kill a character that I like, or fight with the story, in case of doubt I don’t think I will win, ever, I can fight the story, I did it on The Writer, but wasn’t until I understood that my job was to listen, that the book came out right.
As a writer as well as a reader, is hard to see good characters died, but as a writer, you invest so much in your characters, that if they do sooner, you have no one to tell about it.
I don’t wat to kill Mr Banana, and I hope I don’t need to, but at least it’s going to be in extremely danger for the next days.
 

Join our email list to receive occasional messages! Your emails are never shared, sold or spammed by us.

Published by

Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.