...but I then realised I was thinking of the wrong wip! I thought 'oh!' so and so is a really good one to kill, she'll make it hard for the main protag to continue....but I was thinking of Flower Girl and White Lily. My bad.
Still, this character could die in A Price Worth Paying. She's linked to a secondary character, could make things interesting. Or... - my muse is thinking hard - Yes. There are alternatives.
At least 1 person has to die in every book I write. Because it's fun! And I'm an evil writer that way.
I'm all settled now for an hour and a bit of writing chapter 8. I'm 'plugged in', as my mother says. Final Fantasy Advent Children soundtrack tends to be my writing music. It makes me oblivious to everything else, so I'm currently writing downstairs. Not that I'm usually needed for anything after drying the dishes.
Do you have to kill characters in each novel? Or can't you bear to let them die? Me, I'm finding it quite satisfying having characters die. As some of you know, I adore anime. The latest series I'm watching (I won't give the name out so I don't spoil anything) quite a few of the main cast die by the end. I'm 2 episodes away, so a few more could still die. I used to hate characters dying, I'd cry my heart out and say it was unfair. Now, well, death is part of life. I still cry my eyes out, but I say 'brilliant writing'. Death changes life so much for the characters involved, it adds great conflict to stories.
Alternatively, if you don't have a character die in each story you write (or read, I guess, although you'd have little say on that as a reader), what is the 1 thing you have to do for each story? Blowing up places? (I know a few of you have to do that! Pyromania rules!) Does there have to be a set ratio of stories with zombies in? Spaceships?
What's your 'thing'?