Authors. . I tta". As an amateur author, all I have to say about this is that Satan and I don't have tea at all. In reality, I write with the intent that a reader becomes emotiona
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#5 - devout feminist (02/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
As an amateur author, all I have to say about this is that Satan and I don't have tea at all. In reality, I write with the intent that a reader becomes emotionally attached to the character, seeing them as a paragon of what a person should be, and then I kill the character off, hoping that the reader feels the very pain I felt during the inspiration process. Along with that, the reader learns a very valuable lesson that nothing is perfect, that no good deed goes unpunished, that no fictional character is really worse attaching oneself to, and that reality is a very harsh and cold mistress.
Such is the way of the literary assassin.
#4 - pancaked (02/01/2013) [-]
yup.
#6 - mrbator (02/01/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I think the tea with satan part after reading Of mice and men
I think the tea with satan part after reading Of mice and men
#22 - mattdoggy (02/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's an awful nice character there    
she looks pretty and is a lot of fun
That's an awful nice character there
she looks pretty and is a lot of fun
User avatar #7 - imnotkickthecat (02/01/2013) [-]
Poor Sean Bean....
User avatar #24 - jamesisawesome (02/01/2013) [-]
For me it varies. I've had some characters die that even I felt really sorry for, but at the same time, I've been glad to kill off some fuckers.
For example, in one story I wrote, the main character has a flashback in which he watches his sister die, so he kills his mom and dad later. I felt pretty bad about his sister, I laughed at his dad, and I nearly wept at his mom because it wasn't really her fault.
#16 - wertologist (02/01/2013) [-]
In my story, the main character watches his son, his wife(pregnant with 2nd child) and his in-laws get killed in front of him. I was indeed laughing after writing that part. Spoiler alert: he will die brutally at the end
User avatar #13 - thirteenthdoctor (02/01/2013) [-]
I actually felt really bad when I killed a girl for one of my stories.

She was a bitch, but when I killed her, I thought "What will her parents think? She was a little girl once, so happy and goofy and cute. But I killed her. I took her away from her parents"

And then I cried.
User avatar #12 - ivoryhammer (02/01/2013) [-]
Rowling actually planned to kill off Arthur Weasley when he was attacked by the snake but she couldn't bring herself to do it
User avatar #11 - Loppytaffy (02/01/2013) [-]
Well I know that when I kill a character, it's usually one I created with the anticpation to kill for plot development, and for another character to gain depth through the death.

So I don't get upset because I knew that they were going to die and that their death had meaning, but for a reader, they don't expect it, nor do they know what significance will come of it, so they do get upset.
#10 - cactusupthebutt (02/01/2013) [-]
Being a writer, I take pride in my work. But I can say...I have cried when I killed the main character. I was so proud of my story when I finished it. Then I laid my head down and cried....
#8 - doggstar (02/01/2013) [-]
well when i write, i do find it hard to kill one of the lead characters but it's usually crucial to the plot
#2 - lordlucifer (02/01/2013) [-]
**lordlucifer rolls 331**
User avatar #1 - fuckberries (02/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
or.... or... or what?!
User avatar #20 - captainfuckitall (02/01/2013) [-]
I'm a horror writer, I usually kill my characters off anyways

Not a single fuck is ever given
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