FANgirl Blog Interviews with Troy Denning, Part Two

January 7, 2013 at 11:20 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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FANgirl Blog has posted part two of their interview with Star Wars author Troy Denning. Troy has some priceless comments about killing characters.

I was reading through the things that happen in the first book, which later became Vector Prime. When I read the part where Chewbacca dies, I think I phoned my friend Bob Salvatore and said, “Bob! I just read you’re killing Chewbacca!” He kind of chuckled and said, “Yeah. And wait until you see what you’re doing.” Then I was thinking, “Oh my God!”…

Skip ahead several years to Legacy of the Force. We were sitting around in the brainstorming session. We already knew who was writing the books just because of the way schedules worked out, and we’re planning all the plot lines. When we get to the end of book nine, somebody said, “Jacen dies,” and I nodded, “Yeah, okay. Jacen dies, that makes sense.” Then all of a sudden I realize that I’m writing that! I looked up and I said, “Wait a minute! So, I’m going to kill two Solo kids?” Everyone else in the room said, “Yeah.” So I said, “Uh-uh! I don’t want to do that!” We had a bit of discussion about alternatives but then we realized that it had to be done, and that I was the one who had to do it.

You can read the full interview here. If you missed part one, you can catch it here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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