Archives: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kill Your Darlings?

Whew. I knew there was a reason you hire people to do this. It’s almost impossible to edit your own work.  There’s too much “love” involved.  “Kill your darlings”  is the tired old advice. The earliest known example comes from  Arthur Quiller-Couch, who spread it in his widely reprinted 1913-1914 Cambridge lectures “On the Art of Writing.” In his

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