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Last month at DeadDarlings, we were lucky enough to speak to two authors about their debut works. Ladee Hubbard told us about what led to The Talented Ribkins (Melville House, 2017) and Arif Anwar shared how he wrote The Storm, (HarperCollins/Simon & Schuster May 2018).
Ladee: What did it take to get The Talented Ribkins sold and onto the bookshelves?
November 21, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
Here are the Dead Darlings’ offices we know writer's inspiration can come from nearly anywhere: news headlines, overheard conversations, or the characters in your life. This month, we got inspired not just with stories, but the craft lessons and novel fodder hidden in different media.
Anna Williams takes a closer look at the hidden heroism in the Not-so-Brave Girls featured in the novels of her youth.
January 20, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
As we head into this year’s holiday season in New England, it’s kind of hard to imagine Santa’s sleigh going anywhere because it’s so, well, warm, kind of balmy even. So instead of hunkering down by the fire with your eggnog and waiting for the year to end, write! Dead Darlings has some good posts to help you get started.
Do Your Research
December 18, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
November is National Novel Writing Month, and Dead Darlings is the place to go for all things novel. This month, we write about comps, acknowledgements, plate spinners, and real life.
The journey in finding a novel comp is a long and arduous one. Jack Ferris’s In Search of the Elusive Comp tells of such a tale.
November 20, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
We are staring down the end of the year, which brings good things (many days off work), bad things (the reckoning of not reaching your resolutions set at the beginning of the year), and things we just aren’t sure about (snow). In September, Dead Darlings dealt with beginnings, middles, endings, and after endings.
In Discovering the Big Easy: Writing What You Might Never Know, Sarah Colwill-Brown addresses a question asked at the very beginning of a writing project—to write what you know or not.
Once the many drafts have been completed and your novel is finally done, it’s ready to ...