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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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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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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.

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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 ...

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