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revised Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
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Sep
10
comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
Bridge to Terabithia still has the power to rip my guts out even as an adult. What a great book. That and Charlotte's Web are excellent examples.
Sep
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revised Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
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Sep
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comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
@TommyMyron Now I follow you. The upshot is that there are several ways you can make sure the reader is still interested in the book despite the death of the hero. Read the answers here for suggestions.
Sep
10
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Sep
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comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
@TommyMyron 1) you're contradicting yourself in your comment; in one sentence you want to kill the hero and in the next sentence killing the hero will destroy the novel. I don't know what you intend. 2) If someone is taking the hero's place, then whoever or whatever your new protagonist is must also be worthy of the reader's time and attention. So you have to develop your second (not secondary) protagonist, either before or after the first one dies.
Sep
10
answered Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
Sep
10
reviewed No Action Needed Best practices for maintaining documented code examples?
Sep
9
answered How to come up with the setting for the fiction novel?
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed What are some creative memoir writing styles?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed How to get permission for using software screenshots in book?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed Which social media platforms should writers use to build a readership?
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reviewed No Action Needed International self publishing: where to start?
Sep
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comment Person who invented “formula” for good poetry
Perrine gets surprisingly good reviews: amazon.com/Perrines-Sound-Sense-Introduction-Poetry/dp/…
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I, as a reader, submit a “Bug Report” for a novel?
Sep
7
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find co-authors willing to share writing duties for a fiction novel?
Sep
7
reviewed No Action Needed Is there an online critique community for stories written in german?
Sep
7
answered Can I, as a reader, submit a “Bug Report” for a novel?
Sep
7
comment Person who invented “formula” for good poetry
If you haven't watched Dead Poets Society, you really really should. The entire point of that scene was to show that you cannot, in fact, reduce poetry to formula.