Well, I'm at that point in my story again. I struggled a bit on my first draft and now I'm struggling on my second draft. There's this story arc that comes to an end and it involves gypsy cultists and Spanish soldiers. Throughout the story so far, the colonel (antagonist) has been at war with these gypsies and I wrote part of the final battle but I'm planning for most of the pov characters to bite the dust in this chapter. Organizing their deaths in an effective way has definitely been the challenge. It's also in the middle of the story but I have two more pov characters to follow in the later half. What do you suppose is a good way to kill off several POV characters effectively by organization? One paragraph- bullets go flying, an explosion occurs, John dies. Back and forth gunfire, people running away, Next paragraph, Larry dies, Two more paragraphs later, colonel dies, hero is then killed. Do you think more time or less time with each death is better and why? Let's get a discussion going here. When was the last time you had to make a huge character death? Did you 'try' to make a huge deal about it or did it happen in narrative? Thanks in advance!