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When writing fiction, how do you decide when a character should die?


I'm writing a thriller and I have 2 characters that are dispensable. Does that mean I should kill them off? Sometimes it can be a good thing for an audience and your protagonist to get attached to a character, then see what happens in their absence. I'm trying to decide what to do with the protagonist's heroine/ girlfriend type (They seem to always get knocked off in 24, James Bond, and Jason Bourne stories); I am also trying to decide what to do with the Antagonist's wife who has traded sides and is now on the good side. Anyone have some advice?

 

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