Wednesday, September 28, 2011

How would you stop a demon cat who wants to eat your soul?

Cute, ain't he?
So, I'm wrapping up my latest novel, GOBLIN SHARK RISING, and it got me to thinking about bad guys and creative ways/solutions authors have "done them in" in children's literature. Sometimes, it's a very complex solution and other times the solution is so simple it doesn't even occur to the reader as an answer until it happens. And then you think, why didn't I think of that?
And yet another baddie falls to his untimely demise! 
What are some of the most creative "get rid of the bad guy" solutions you've read? What have you seen far too many times? For me, I've seen the "falling off a cliff to their death scene" far too many times!


  1. Hmm. I can't think of many. I do like Bard shooting Smaug at the end of the Hobbit, but I'm not sure that fits the point you're making.

  2. "How would you stop a demon cat who wants to eat your soul?"

    Easy Hillary, wait till it goes outside and darned well nail the cat-flap shut. LOL :)x

  3. Matt, it's hard to think of good endings to bad guys when you're put on the spot! It's like going to the grocery store without a list, I can't remember anything! ;)

    See, Jack? A simple, yet very effective solution! Love it! ;)

  4. Sometimes reading books helped me. Like reading The Iron Witch helped me to figure out the end to my next book. I totally get what you mean about having an eureka moment. Totally impressed that you're working on your next book while releasing The White Assassin.

  5. Natalie, don't be impressed! I'm a basket of raw nerves! :)

  6. hi miss hilary! yikes! thats a way scary cat for sure. if you wanna stop him you gotta feed him some soul food. ha ha. wow! you got another book almost done. i cant wait til it gets out!
    ...hugs from lenny


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