- Nov 1, 2020
Me and my girlfriend were watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the other day, and when Sirius Black died we both took note of how strong our emotions of heartbreak were for both the character and Harry. I update her on my current book frequently and one thing that she noted was that while some characters I've introduced have died, none of them are very connected to the reader, (non-main characters). She said that if I killed a main character that it would have a strong affect on the reader and that it might be beneficial. I'm on the fence because I really like all my main characters and plan to build on them all, but I do love to twang on a reader's heart strings and put them on an emotional roller coaster. Any thoughts or opinions on killing main characters?