Write Pack Radio

Rest In Peace: When Your Favorite Characters Die

Nov. 30, 2014

Rest In Peace: When Your Favorite Characters Die. In this episode of Write Pack Radio, the Write Pack explores what happens when your favorite characters (or just important characters) are killed in a story—be it as the author of the novel, story, or screenplay or as a member of the audience.   If you have created a good character, and the readers get attached, they care and have experienced a connection to that character. Sometimes the death of a character can end the characters arc to show the character’s redemption and reversal. The Write Pack also discusses the tropes of death, such as those found on the website about Women in Refrigerators. What makes a death matter in a story? Why does the character die? What are the risks if you kill off the character? Characters and stories that are discussed (that are not written by the Write Pack (darn the luck)): Sherlock Holmes Yoda Obi-Wan Kenobi Spock Marcus (from Babylon 5) Sirius Black George R. R. Martin novels (name any character) Sturm Brightblade The lawyer in Jurassic Park (first movie) Darth Maul Dumbledore Fred Best (Ripper Street) MI-5 Characters (and the second episode of the season effect) Kat (from Battlestar Galactica—reimagined series) Charles de Lint characters The Three Musketeers (play version where they all died….and then had to reset) Mark Anthony and Cleopatra Romeo and Juliet Emperor Claudius Meredith Vickers (by the doughnut ship of death) in Pormetheus And many many more All episodes available at:    -  iTunes    -  Blog Talk Radio    -  TuneIn    -  And other platforms New episodes every Sunday

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