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. […]
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We’ve heard it so many times, that quote from Stephen King: Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. Well, today I’m here to offer those beautiful little bits of writing a second chance at life. And not just life, but life everlasting. Well, as […]
To revise or not to revise. That seems to be the question on the minds of fiction writers these days. Especially if you’re planning to publish your own work. What are the pros and cons? And why does it matter?