Tag: death

depression

The Day I Almost Gave Up

I remember thinking, “This is it. This is the day I gave up. The day I stop trying forever.” It was like an out-of-body experience, or some weird flash forward, to a day when I’m old and gray, angry and disappointed with the fate to which I’d resigned myself. There I was, wrinkled and beaten, …

writing

Dying Off-Screen

I find it strange when characters die off-screen. Maybe it’s the genre fiction I read or the comics I grew up with, but for me, if you don’t see the body, the person isn’t dead. At least, that’s how it feels. Sometimes, I understand it. Given why The Ranch had to part with Danny Masterson, …

writing

Dead Endings

I just realized I have a massive tendency to kill off main characters for a finale. I did it in my novelette, Jeopardy, and subsequent comic adaptation (still forthcoming). I’ve planned it out for another incarnation of a western comic, plus at least three of my current book ideas end with the tragic death of …