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News from DeadDarlings: 3 Rs of Writing Exposed

This month at the DeadDarlings offices, we looked at vulnerabilities in characters and ourselves that manifest in our fiction. Here are some common stages in crafting a novel that every writer struggles through:

Research: Finding What Drives Your Story
Jerry Whelan explains how his fascination with long-dead New England abolitionists and digging for his own ancestral roots combine in his fiction in DNA, Memory and Fiction as Magic: A True Story.

Revise: Writing Realistic Characters
Laura Roper suggests Exploring Character Through Memoir as a way to guide them to reveal themselves in direct and indirect ways, intentionally vs. unintentionally ...

January 12, 2018 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice The Writing Life

News from DeadDarlings

We are in the thick of it. Winter means shorter days and longer shopping lists. If you've been wondering how you are going to find time for fiction between all the festivities that come with the season, don't despair. Here at the Dead Darlings office, we've got you covered with three things that every writer needs.

December 8, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice The Writing Life

News from Dead Darlings

Hello from Dead Darlings! Last month we spent some time with our champions. First, five Grubbies with debut novels shared some of their success tips and struggles. Then we shared tips on how writers can get the most out of their protagonists.

November 10, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Interviews

News from the DeadDarlings

This month at The Dead Darlings office, we looked up, down and around for fresh ideas and inspiration.

Marvel

In Writing Awe, Julie Carrick Dalton explores the elements of evoking utter amazement in your reader. 

October 13, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Interviews The Writing Life

News from DeadDarlings

We were busy greasing the wheels over the last month at the Dead Darlings, and it got it out of some sticky situations. No matter where you are stuck in your story, we've got some advice that might help.

Getting started

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne turn to comfort items and activities aka loveys when facing a bout of procrastination

September 8, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

Craft Advice Procrastinate Read