Joss Whedon: Hey! You guys wanna write a book together?
J. K. Rowling: Sure.
Suzanne Collins: Why not?
Shakespeare: If it is to be of a tragical nature, then I doth not protest!
Beginning of the book: Unimportant characters die.
Middle of the book: Favorite characters died.
End of the book: Everyone is dead.
George R.R. Martin: They didn't suffer enough.