The title of this post really says it all. But I feel like I have problems a lot when I'm brainstorming/writing etc...and I get to points related to powerful emotions. Especially points of sacrifice and character deaths. I put a lot of work into my characters, so when I decide one needs to die, I try to make it powerful, meaningful, or reflective of their impact on the story. This tends to make it hard for me to write these segments. Even though I know its fiction, I feel as though its a part of my soul on the screen or on the paper. I've never been one to avoid death in stories. I love it when its used well, as it creates a lasting impact. However it never fails to choke me up. Does anyone have this problem? Does anyone have a method to deal with this? I know I just need to grit my teeth and get through it....but boy....it is rough for me.