Authorial Brutality: Considerations on Killing off Characters

There has been a great deal written about how authors should be “brutal” to their characters and kill them off, whenever the plot requires it, just to keep readers from feeling a character is “safe.” And then, when it happens, there is the inevitable outcry that it was a horrible ending, leaving some readers inconsolable … Continue reading Authorial Brutality: Considerations on Killing off Characters