WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO MY AMAZING CHARACTER?! THEY WERE SO CUTE TOGETHER! I LITERALLY JUST THREW THE BOOK ACROSS THE ROOM!
You know what I'm talking about.
That book where everyone you love dies (a.k.a. most amazing books).
So why should you, as a writer, be merciless as an author? I mean, you absolutely hate seeing characters you love stabbed, shot, killed, and anything else the author has the imagination to think of.
To start off, here is a quote from Steven King:
1. It makes your readers care about the characters more.
2. It makes them scream at you.
Mwahaha :) Evil author time.3. It makes the story more realistic.
4. It raises the stakes.
5. For some reason it usually hooks the readers even more.
Have you ever killed a character? Was he or she a major character? How does it make you feel when an author kills a character?