Killing Your Little Darlings

“In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” —William Faulkner   Yes, this post will be about wholesale slaughter.      Of words, characters, and ideas.      Of little darlings—all those great lines, tightly written paragraphs, wonderfully surprising sub-plots, or dashing characters that please the writer, but will bore, or worse, confuse the reader.      I’ve never enjoyed […]

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