Death in writing: last rites

Continuing my series of posts about character death, I’ll share my thoughts about burial customs – they are something that can show more about the (fictional) culture, their beliefs and traditions.

While death is almost inevitable in writing, not everyone will venture into what happens after. Sometimes, the story simply doesn’t give it a chance. Sometimes, it’d only be after the end and thus of little relevance. The reasons might be many. Yet, it’s something that has its place.

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