Ways to Die

Sometimes, as a writer, you need to kill off a character.  (Occasionally it makes your readers very angry, but it is still necessary.)  Tonight, just for fun and because I am watching an old episode of Castle, I decided to list the ways that I’ve used to kill characters.

1. Self-inflicted stab to the temple

2. Executed for murdering the king

3. Limb torn off and flung to the ground from a height

4. Poisoned slowly over time

5. Stabbed in the gut by a sword

6. Tortured and then roasted by a dragon

7. Broken neck when thrown by a horse

8. Stabbed during the course of an attempted murder

There have been others, primarily lost in battle, that I didn’t include on this list.  This touches on the major fatalities of most of my writing to date.

How have you killed your characters?  Any creative ways?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nicole W.
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 08:18:34

    One was tortured by a witch, one died in a bombing, and one was stabbed in the gut in an attempt to save another person’s life. The most creative deaths involved two humans that could morph into hawks. They killed each other in an elaborate fight involving both their bird and human forms.


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