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Writing About Life After Death

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Hello S.E. friends, Gwen with you today. I’ve been absent for a while because of a move across the country. Now that I’m settled, it’s good to be sharing ideas with you again.

You may recall that my prior post focused on the last moments of life. Today I continue that thread and look into the concept of life after death. Through our characters, many of us touch into this mystical realm when we include a death scene. Perhaps there’s a re-encounter with deceased loved ones or angels, then again, if we don’t like our character, maybe he or she faces a judgement. We write what our story needs and sometimes what we as writers need.

On a personal note, when I was a child, my mom told me a story that stirred an interest in the heavenly world. She relayed that my great aunt was on her deathbed…

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