Trouble With Your Plot? Three Reasons to Kill Your Little Darlings

I’m glad Kristen isn’t talking about my real darlings… but sometimes it is just as painful. But only for a short while, until I see how it improves the manuscript.  Her post is below.  Enjoy!


As writers, we are at risk of falling in love with our own cleverness. The “cool” idea, the super amazing mind-blowing twist at the end. We get so caught up in how smart we are that we fail to see that we are our own worst enemy.

Self-Editing Fiction

imageEditing my book was not something that I thought I would enjoy.

But when you know what to look for, it can be quite fulfilling because you are making your writing stronger.


In On Writing, Steven King says, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

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