All the Dead Darlings I Used to Be

Sometimes the darlings that are hardest to kill are actually parts of ourselves.

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A great writer once said that if you’re serious about becoming a decent writer yourself, you must first learn to kill your darlings. All those pretty little passages that sound like music in your head but don’t do much to keep your narrative moving.



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