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What is your favorite way to kill your characters off? Personally I like a bit of decapitation or a shot to the heart. I also only kill off characters that I like for some reason, go figure.
I don't have a favourite way, per se, as I really only do what my plotline requires, but I have noticed a trend that I like magic-related deaths -- torture curses, insanity hexes, and the ASR (Assisted Suicide Ritual).
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I don't like killing my characters, but if I had to pick it would be suddenly.
Example: Character gets shot.
It doesn't really sink in that they died and they don't have a lot of time to think about it (and I hate writing death scenes).
Poison. Gory sword scenes. Magic deaths that involve many things breaking, or just being ripped apart.
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I like killing them with their own choices or simply leaving them at an edge, ending the story before they die/kill themselves/murdered, etc.
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I don't have a favourite way, per se, as I really only do what my plotline requires, but I have noticed a trend that I like magic-related deaths -- torture curses, insanity hexes, and the ASR (Assisted Suicide Ritual).


Oooh I like the sound of that.
I bet a lot of us are secretly very sadistic.
My favorite so far is having a character swallowed whole by a monster that looks like a human. I've had a character strangled by their own shadow too. That was pretty fun. There's more but I probably shouldn't go into details cause they are all pretty much slow, agonizing deaths XD
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My favorite way is getting them shot. Always. Whether it's by arrow or by gun, I like the idea of precision in killing. heart
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I only kill my character if I have too. I don't have a favorite way, it does determine on the story for the best way to kill.
I've only written a few death scenes, but they were all very violent or implied to be violent.

The first was a second-person practice piece (I dunno why -- I felt like it), and "you" were extremely wounded after saving the world.

The second...well, I had to edit out detail, but the murderer was a psychopath/sociopath/omnicidal maniac, and used a serrated knife to make a Y incision on his victim (I never explicitly stated that, but I described the cut), and I took off the dying part because he cut out the guy's heart, keeping him somewhat alive with magic (long story short, he was a magic psychopath/sociopath/omnicidal maniac). It only went up to when he finished the incision, though. I have to say that that scene was my favorite part to write of the entire thing. ^^'

I wanted to post the piece for critique, but I'm reluctant to do so since it's pretty gory, even without the heart-cutting-out part...

Another one involved someone getting shot through the skull. Fun times.
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I've only written a few death scenes, but they were all very violent or implied to be violent.

The first was a second-person practice piece (I dunno why -- I felt like it), and "you" were extremely wounded after saving the world.

The second...well, I had to edit out detail, but the murderer was a psychopath/sociopath/omnicidal maniac, and used a serrated knife to make a Y incision on his victim (I never explicitly stated that, but I described the cut), and I took off the dying part because he cut out the guy's heart, keeping him somewhat alive with magic (long story short, he was a magic psychopath/sociopath/omnicidal maniac). It only went up to when he finished the incision, though. I have to say that that scene was my favorite part to write of the entire thing. ^^'

I wanted to post the piece for critique, but I'm reluctant to do so since it's pretty gory, even without the heart-cutting-out part...

Another one involved someone getting shot through the skull. Fun times.


Oooh that does sound fun. I am liking these magically prolonging suffering things.
As I'm currently planning the death of no less than three main characters in my next novel, I am more than willing to share with you my murder plots...

One character meets his untimely end when he thinks a battle is over and the "dead" body he standing next to comes alive and stabs him through the back with a sword... he really should have made sure that guy was dead.

The next to die is (unfortunately) a five year old trying to play hero. He, quite literally, gets turned into light particles by a stray spell... he's young, I had to make his death as painless as possible.

The final death is a winged savior that wasn't supposed to be a MC in the first place, so I took great pleasure in ripping off both his wings and letting him get his life force slowly, and painfully, sucked out before having his body fed to what is considered the "scum of the demon realm"

Now, for a non-fantasy novel: Shoot 'im, stab 'im, or drug overdose.
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As I'm currently planning the death of no less than three main characters in my next novel, I am more than willing to share with you my murder plots...

One character meets his untimely end when he thinks a battle is over and the "dead" body he standing next to comes alive and stabs him through the back with a sword... he really should have made sure that guy was dead.

The next to die is (unfortunately) a five year old trying to play hero. He, quite literally, gets turned into light particles by a stray spell... he's young, I had to make his death as painless as possible.

The final death is a winged savior that wasn't supposed to be a MC in the first place, so I took great pleasure in ripping off both his wings and letting him get his life force slowly, and painfully, sucked out before having his body fed to what is considered the "scum of the demon realm"

Now, for a non-fantasy novel: Shoot 'im, stab 'im, or drug overdose.


Those actually sound like good death scenes, except for the first one.

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