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Kill Your Darlings

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If you’ve been a writer for very long, you’ve very likely heard or read the advice, “Kill your darlings.”

But how can you tell when you’re writing “darlings”? How do you know when you should edit, adapt, or remove them from your manuscript?

And who actually gave this piece of well-worn writing advice in the first place?

[And stick around for the blooper reel at the end of the show.]