I’m putting my pilot teleplay on hold in order to rework the outline and figure out whether the character I killed should be saved. Part of me feels that if readers protest a character’s death (which is true in this case) then it means the death is dramatically effective. If it is dramatically effective, then the audience can sympathize more easily with how the protagonist reacts. That said, I don’t want to piss off the audience into changing the channel. A conundrum.
Today I start work on a contest entry. The winner gets a contract to write a novel set in their fictional universe. This is not selling out. This is getting permission to play on the cool slide in a classic playground.
I also just joined the Writers Guild of Alberta. Looking forward to their next event.