It’s not something I’d do lightly.
Sometimes, main characters die. While reading, maybe your favourite character dies. Doesn’t feel good, does it? Do you go into mourning? Do you cry? But what if the author is killing the main character? How do they feel?
First, I laugh maniacally. Second, I think of how my beta readers (and then my actual readers) will take it. Then I laugh maniacally again, while trying to figure out how best to defend myself from irate friends/coworkers/fans. …Seriously, I kill a lot of characters.
Well, that depends on who the main character is. If you mean a protag, I don’t think I’ve ever killed one yet. A main character that isn’t a protag, yes, I have. Love killing off the villains — but that’s because they are so horrible! I…
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