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Dead and Un-dead Darlings

by Barbara Linn Probst

Kill those darlings.

We all know the clich√© (actually, it was Faulkner, not Stephen King, who coined the phrase) and, accepting its wisdom, do our best to kill those beloveds no matter how much it hurts. Sentences, paragraphs, whole scenes get deleted, leaving a cleaner and stronger narrative.… Read the post

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