7 Tips to Killing Off Characters in the Finale

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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