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It’s Time We Stopped Killing Our Darlings

Who first said Kill Your Darlings?
Was it William Faulkner? Allen Ginsberg? Eudora Welty?
No! And who cares?
The idea stinks.

Jon and Juliet break down the meanings and modern interpretations of Kill Your Darlings. Then they draw out some possible reasons not just when to go easy on your darlings, but when to show them the Love McGuffin.

 

Are You a Writer or an Editor?

In this bonus episode, Jon and Juliet talk about some of the differences  between a writer and an editor.

Is it that one builds and the other shapes? Is it that one puts together and the other takes apart? Or is it about committing felonies and being God?