After a long hiatus I am returning to blogging and updates on my writing. It has been hard to get back to writing, which I have been doing for the last couple of weeks. Plugging away, 750 words a pop. I am not complaining. It is just the way it is. This time around I hope to make it an ingrained? engrained? habit. But the only way to know that is to check when I am dead. At least it will give me something to do.
Speaking of dead, I did a beta read for an author in which the main character is dead. Great read, but, I want the main character to continue on, for there to be a sequel. I expressed my desire to the author who laughed at me. I retorted that I will start a campaign that will force the author to resurrect the hero. He still laughed, dead is dead. I defy any one to read the story and not want the character to live. While not published, you can get the feel of it at: http://bradohinc.com/novels/ (Once I am rich and famous with an army of followers, I will start the campaign)
Which brings me to my next string of consciousness thoughts for this returning blog post, do you have to kill one of your main characters to have a good book in today’s market?
I don’t want to kill any of my characters. I want to see them suffer, sure, but kill them? Is killing one of your main characters just a ‘trendy’ thing to do? Or is it necessary to do? Do you have a bad book if you don’t kill one off? Will it be rejected because the “Kill a Main Character” check box is not checked off? It is a concerning problem for me. Are there novels where no-one dies that are space opera? Usually, someone dies. But not a main character. One of the great parts of space opera to me is that the protagonist and antagonist have this ongoing, long term ‘relationship’.One almost kills the other, but somehow miraculously survives to try and kill the other one. I think that you are all smart enough to recognize many literary and movie works that have a long term fight between our hero and our villain, both in Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Perhaps one of my main characters will offer themselves up as a sacrifice and die a noble death. Or just get hit by bus for no reason. But I doubt it, they all want to live too much. Trust me, I am trying to kill them.
This brings us to the Dead End for today – as always
Be Well dcd