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Supermoon as seen from Washington on 2013-06-23. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Whatever happened to collecting our Dead Darlings?

Changing the Dead Darlings schedule I posted a meme a while back declaring that I would give your dead darlings eternal life here on my site. Originally, I thought to post about it at the end of each month. But every month was too often. So we’re going to target something a little less frequent […]

Bring me your dead darlings
Ding dong, the darlings are dead!

Stephen King’s clarion call to writers lives on: Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. Let’s celebrate the death of these overly beautiful descriptions, the excising of our explanatory exposition, the bits and bobs that got cut from the final version of our stories. […]