24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?
I started this post thinking: “Oh I have no problem killing people off.”And then I realised that I haven’t done a lot of it though, and I had to think about that today and realise that it’s a bit wussie of me. I always say “oh readers’ expectations don’t influence me” but I think in this instance I’ve probably been more influenced than I realise. Readers don’t like deaths. Not of the main characters anyway, not in Romance. Even if you give the left-behind character someone else to love.
I can only think of one gay romance book which takes a very brave stand of mercilessly killing one of the main protagonists half way through the book, and I won’t name it but it’s one of my favourites.
I (as you know) chickened out of killing Fleury AND Rafe’s son, so perhaps I am big chicken…
OH! Yes! I did kill someone off in Transgressions! Oh Phew! I was getting all despondent and thinking I’d never killed off anyone! I wouldn’t say that death was particularly interesting, although slightly gruesome, as his partner woke up next to him and found him being cuddled by a CORPSE. Mwahahahaha.
Doctor Who now! *runs to make tea*