Sunday, December 6, 2015

Killing My Darlings

Well, it's confirmed. I talked to my Guild friends. I got my stories back from my Beta readers. I made my rewrite. It is now time to "kill my darlings."

Sounds awful, doesn't it? Kill your darlings. It's like a heinous crime. It's hard too. Probably, just as bloody. What I have to do is reduce the story by 10%. It's a well known formula that makes your story better. So says every expert and successful writer. I just have never done it before. You may have noticed in my writing in this blog.

Oh well. Time to learn. I'll have to sharpen the cleaver. Here goes nothing....