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Friday, May 21, 2010

So You Killed Off the Parents in Your Novel?

It's become a cliché way to make sure a main character has the freedom/autonomy to do what they need/want to do in a story - kill off the parents. But doing that creates all sorts of legal ramifications for the protagonisht which must be considered. Here's a great article by Donna Ballman, author of THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO THE COURTROOM: So You Killed Off the Parents in Your Novel? It covers divorce, custody, inheritance, siblings, school, dating, injuries, and work. Great!


Donna said...

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the mention.

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

My pleasure - thanks for addressing the topic! :) e


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