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Is it possible to love your characters too much?

This morning I was working on a new scene in THE HALFWAY HERO, which happens to be a scene that develops a character who dies later on in the book. As I was writing, a sort of melancholy came over me. It's kind of strange, spending time with a character whose death I wrote a few months ago. Because I know what's going to happen, and the character doesn't. And it's a character I've come to really really like. To the point that, I have caught myself wondering if somehow this person could come back to life if I get to write a sequel. Even though I know how silly that would be.

In some ways, it's wonderful writing a story where I care about the characters so much. I can't wait to spend time with them. But at the same time, it makes things kind of hard, y'know? After I wrote this character's death scene the first time, I felt soooo sad. And now I have to do it all over again! ;)

Also, it is very hard to write a post like this without using proper pronouns that would give a hint as to who this character is, for those who may read the book later. :P
Tags: characters, halfway hero, novels, wah, writing

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