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7 Tips to Killing Off Characters in the Finale

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Legends of Windemere

Farquad from Shrek

Coming as no surprise, I will be killing characters off in War of Nytefall: Eulogy.  It is kind of surprising how that can be a selling point.  Some people really don’t want to see characters survive even if their demise will curb stomp the plot into oblivion.  This is why it’s very important to think about the fictional murders and try your best to have them stand out.  If people are interested then you need to give them what they want and make the macabre excitement last.

  1. Have as many characters die in person as you can.  It’s okay to have a few ‘their body has been found’ scenes, but an audience may want to see the killing in action.  It can still be done with mystery if you use the right perspective.  The victim may not know or see what is going on.  You could…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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