Killing My Darlings

Don't worry, my cats and my husband are all safe. I'm talking about my current novel-in-progress. Every writer has a favorite passage they've written, a favorite character, a favorite chapter. The trouble is, when it's a writer's favorite, it doesn't get edited as well. Often it's just better to prune the whole thing out and …

Stubborn

I know I've written on this before, but it bears repeating. People come up to me all the time. They say, "You must be really talented." I always laugh. "No, I'm just really, really stubborn." The truth is, writing is a learned thing.┬áMuch like driving. A person isn't born knowing how to handle a stick …

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