CLICK HERE FOR BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND MYSPACE LAYOUTS »

Friday, November 14, 2008

Asher

I'm learning a lot in recent months about how to become a better writer. It's amazing how little I know. I have learned not to bother with anything that does not move the story forward. And, in doing so, today I had had to sacrifice a character. I am so sad. I really liked the little brother, but he did not move the story forward -- only thing about him even remotely relevant was he had a disease. I was using it show that there were lots of diseases in my world of the future. I'll have to do it another way. I will miss you little, Asher.

6 comments:

Amy Deardon said...

I remember when I killed off one of my characters, I was depressed for about two weeks. It's funny how these phantom-people become so real

Great blog! Drop me a line sometime if you'd like -- and thanks for visiting me :-)

Avily Jerome said...

Aw, you killed him? So sad...

but not that sad because I didn't really know him yet.

I've killed a handful of people, and I cry every time. I haven't had to kill them because they didn't move the story along, though.

The killing was what made the story move along better.

gzusfreek said...

Thanks for the comments! I didn't even get to kill him off--he now never existed. He's never been born. So sad, LOL! 

Amy Deardon said...

You know, that could make an interesting story. The person who never existed... Sort of like *It's a Wonderful Life*

lynnrush said...

Ahhhh, that is sad. It's hard to let a character go. I had to let a whole scene go....yeah.....I'd held onto it for ages. Two people said "I don't get it." I still held onto it. It was my favorite. Filled with sweet smells and soft touches......BUT, it didn't move the story along.....

So I had to ax it. I was sad, but once I did, the story changed, felt stronger, tighter.

So press on, my friend. It's all for the greater good.

gzusfreek said...

What great comments guys! Thanks for sharing. I am feeling better about missing Asher, maybe he'll be born in another time to another mother :-)Maybe in something like Amy suggested: The person who never existed/wonderful life. Thanks guys!