Monthly Archives: April 2017

Killing Your Darlings

Among writers, the phrase “kill your darlings,” refers to editing away those parts of a document that don’t really belong, but to which you are attached. For example, those 22 pages of backstory that don’t really add anything to the … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas and Musings, The Craft of Writing and Editing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost Stories, Part III

I’d intended to do my “lost stories” series in chronological order, but intention and fact tend to be two different things. And I’ve been reading a lot of Star Trek books lately. See, one of my lost stories, one I … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas and Musings, Writings and Projects | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment