Hello my fellow Bookworms and Page Turners,

Today we are going to talk about one of my pet peeves, killing characters. Now dont get me wrong, I have no problem with authors killing characters off, but I personally feel there is a way and a way not to kill characters.

now I understand that this is completley subjective, and I would like to hear from you in the comments if you disagree with my reasoning.

Good reasons to kill a character

  • To advance the plot
  • To manipulate / motivate a character
  • To add realism to the story
  • If the character is a right B@#t!rd (Comeuppance for their actions)

Bad reasons to kill a character

  • To unjustly upset the reader
  • To create a shock factor thats not plot based.
  • To remove an extraneous character – (your story should not have reoccuring extraneous characters, all reoccuring characters in the story should be somewhat integral to the plot.)

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