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Summer is coming! Time to read, relax, and get that novel written. To help you get started and to get finished, here are some posts from Dead Darlings.

Camp time

Having trouble starting? Slap on some bug spray and read Hacking Camp NaNoWriMo by Lisa Birk, who lists out some nifty features of the kid sister to NaNoWriMo to help get those words on the page.

June 19, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Welcome to the bleary-eyed edition of the best of Dead Darlings. We spent last weekend at the Muse and the Marketplace conference, soaking up all the writerly love, and are still recovering. To help, we thought we’d revisit some of the best posts from April

Art and Writing

Belle Brett in Creative Symbiosis talks about being both an artist and a writer and how the two pursuits complement each other.

May 15, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Bits of green are popping up around Dead Darlings HQ. Spring is always a good time to look to the future, evaluate the past, and think about what’s current. Topics around here this past month include history, world building, true crime, and bookstore shelves. Scroll down and read all about them.

True Crime Leads the Way

Emily Ross in How the Pied Piper of Tucson Led Me to My Story writes about how a true crime provided the framework she needed for her plot and characters and led her to the story told in her forthcoming book Half in Love ...

April 17, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Park benches are slowly reappearing from the snow piles here at Dead Darlings headquarters. Spring may actually come this year. Now is a good time to think about babies, books, novel comps, and breaking through writer’s block. We’ve got all that and more from our favorite posts of this past month.

Babies and Books

In Birthing Babies, Birthing Books Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne talks about gestating two babies and her book. 

March 20, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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Welcome from the snow-slogged, weather-weary folks at Dead Darlings. We have so much snow that there really is nothing better to do than read a few good posts. Grab a cup of whatever it is you like to drink and take a look at our favorites from January.

A Personal Writing Retreat

Amber Elias in DIY Retreat: Rev Up Your New Writing Year gives us the perfect way to jumpstart our writing this new year – a one-day, do-it-yourself writing retreat.

February 20, 2015 | The Editors at Dead Darlings

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