An Author’s Perspective to Killing off Characters

In the process of writing my post examining why authors kill off main characters, I had to examine my own feelings on the subject. Normally, I dislike it when characters die. I’m fine with reading to see if a character will be happy, and I don’t have a problem with a lot of happily-ever-after endings. … Continue reading An Author’s Perspective to Killing off Characters

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