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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 …

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It’s school time! At Dead Darlings HQ, we welcome back the students while hoping they quickly learn the direction of the one-way streets around our fair city. If you find yourself stuck behind a confused student, kill some time and read the latest from Dead Darlings.

Harness the Hate

Have you ever hated your novel in progress so much you wanted to toss it in a drawer forever

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The dog days of summer are upon us. It’s time to eat a little, think a little, read a little, and write a little. Dead Darlings can help with it all.

Eat

Belle Brett in I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Role of Food as a Writing Enhancer discusses the many ways you can use food to enhance your novel. 

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News from Dead Darlings

June was chock full of excellent writing advice at Dead Darlings, including some photo fun. It was hard to pick our favorites, so if you like what you read here, head over to Dead Darlings for more.

What’s in a Gay Character?

Thinking about adding a gay character to your novel

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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.

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