Don't Kill Your Darlings

I have an essay today at Women Writers, Women's Books about not killing your darlings. Thanks to Barbara Bos and her excellent crew for letting me contribute!

"Often we cling to our darlings because we lack confidence in our own abilities (“I’ll never write something so fantastic again—how could I?”). However, by doing so, we’re both challenging ourselves to create another, more beautiful darling and proving that, yes, we are capable of another darling—many more, in fact.

So they say. Between us, I’ve never actually killed my darlings."

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