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.]
- Join me at Sherlock’s in Addison on Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:15 a.m. for Speaker Co-op’s Book Fair & Panel Discussion.
- Check out Writing Workshops Dallas’s upcoming winter classes and seminars.
- Who Really Said You Should “Kill Your Darlings”? By Forrest Wickman for Slate
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King