21 hours ago
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
In Memorium: Killing Our Darlings
We all have to do it, one time or another.
Maybe it's a character we loved. Or a subplot that didn't work out.
Perhaps it was that 50 pages of backstory that needed to get cut. (*Lydia raises hand*)
Or an incredibly well-written scene that just didn't need to be.
It could have even just been a great word. (Oh! Farewell transmogrification! Sniff.)
Today, we'll wipe a tear and lay to rest those bits of creativity that didn't get past the editing chopping block.
What have you been sad to say good-bye to?
Remember to take a minute to check out this week's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog post by Zoe Courtman on writerly habits! And check out previous posts by Laura Diamond, Danyelle Leafty, and myself!