This month at the Dead Darlings, we played a frightening game of WHAT IF(?) Here are some of our top nightmare scenarios and helpful hints to survive catastrophe.
What if someone publishes your idea before you?
Milo Todd saw a similar novel to his get to market first and lived to tell us about it.
August 11, 2017 | The Editors at Dead Darlings
By Katrin Schumann
This spring, a new writer—let’s call her Sharon—sent out dozens of queries for her novel and received zero response. Nothing, not even a single no thanks. She contacted me to ask if I could help with her query letter. Understandably, she thought there might be a secret to writing a query that would catch an agent's attention, and she'd missed it.
August 2, 2017 | Katrin Schumann
We've all had that moment as readers when we stumble across a sentence in a novel or essay that sings to us from the page. There are sentences we want to wrap our tongues around, that we speak aloud just to revel in their aural qualities. For each installment of this series, Henriette Lazaridis chooses a single sentence from a work of literature and shows us why it is music to our ears.
This month's installment focuses on a sentence for its voice and approach, rather than its sound
July 26, 2017 | Henriette Lazaridis
Before going to war, the Vikings would chant "Jafnan er hálfsögð saga ef einn segir!" which is Old Norse for "We want writing prompts!" Channel your inner Viking and get writing with this prompt brought to you by Grub Instructor Heather Wells Peterson.