Dear Character, I love you but I'm going to kill you

Arthur Rackham's illustration of The Three Bears
Have you ever wondered if there was a fourth bear in The Three Bears? And did Little Red Riding Hood have a sister in a blue dress? And what about Peter Pan's best buddy? For every great character, there exists a cast of alternative heroes who never made it to the final book. Authors have to be tough on their stories and sadly, not every character make the cut.

Over on the DFB StoryBlog, I write a letter of apology to the characters who never made it in my fiction. Read To My Character from a Disloyal Author