12 Ways To Kill A Character

Kill your darlings. Murder your darlings. Or maybe a character isn’t exactly your darling. In that case, you have an even easier job ahead of you.

By no means is this list extensive or exhaustive. It’s merely suggestive. Not in any particular order either. Like all the lists that have come before it.

I won’t get into too much detail. That’s what your imagination is for.

  • Stabbing
  • Shooting
  • Choking
  • Pushing (off a building)
  • Burning
  • Poisoning
  • Drowning
  • Crashing (a vehicle into him or her)
  • Beating
  • Bombing
  • Hanging
  • Eating (them alive after you cook everything well)

I’m not a serial killer. I’m a writer. And I haven’t killed too many characters.

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19 thoughts on “12 Ways To Kill A Character

  1. You missed, starvation, freezing, cutting up into little pieces, suffocation, and my personal favourite… tickling. You could try boring them to death if you like slow and tedious. πŸ˜€

      1. I knew you’d see it my way. πŸ˜‰ For freezing, I suggest you start at nice comfortable room temp then lower 1 degree every hour to give time for complete observation and note taking. …Wouldn’t want to miss anything. Then you can publish your findings and become an acclaimed experimental researcher. πŸ™‚

      2. Don’t I always? Ahaha that’s slow and cold! Wouldn’t want to be that guy or gal. πŸ˜‰ But that isn’t a bad idea. You’re full of good suggestions today.

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