For some writers, this is the worst part of being a creative writer. I struggle even killing minor characters in my short stories, but sometimes it has to be done. Other than the emotional ‘strain’ it can cause a writer, there are so many variables that go into killing a fictional character. Questions like, ‘why kill a character?’, ‘how will it serve the plot?’, ‘how should I write it?’ are all very important when thinking about killing off a character. Here is more information on killing your characters by writer K.M. Weiland, who, a little blunt, sheds some light of the situation.
The best point I picked out in her post is that even though killing off a character can suck, it can still serve a bigger purpose for the story. Any thoughts, comments, musings? Comment below!