Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Murder your darlings

One of the hardest things to do during the process of writing is to murder your darlings, i.e., erase, eliminate, annihilate words that you like and that you think sound good - but that:

1. Do not move the story forward.
2. Do not reveal any new information.
3. Contribute nothing to the story but words that sound good.

I hate that.

But I did it.

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