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
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 ...
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.
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.
This month at The Dead Darlings office, we looked up, down and around for fresh ideas and inspiration.
In Writing Awe, Julie Carrick Dalton explores the elements of evoking utter amazement in your reader.
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.
Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne turn to comfort items and activities aka loveys when facing a bout of procrastination