Monday, May 12, 2014
Came upon this interesting article from David Farland recently, Thou Shalt Not Kill.
The subject is one that I definitely have strong feelings on and I've even had discussions with writers about this element. It is not to be used lightly, and I think I am almost starting to see it as a trap that eager beggining writers seem to be especially suseptible too. Is it the thrill of the kill, the initial rush of power that comes with discovering you hold these fictional lives in your hands?
The power to make readers feel is truly amazing, and it should be respected and held gently, and not be abused for a quick rush of reader wreching moment.
Be brave! Be creative!
Stand up for the innocents in your stories.
What do you think?