It's coming: the holidays. Rose Himber Howse, a current student in Grub's Novel Incubator, schools us on how to navigate those awkward conversations about that novel you're writing. This post originally appeared on Dead Darlings.
I’m at a dinner party. My partner gestures to me and says to the man we’re making small talk with: “Rose is a writer. In fact, she’s writing a novel!”
This month, we've gone quantitative. You might be glued to the latest poll numbers, your fantasy football standings, or where your book ranks on Amazon. Over at the Dead Darlings offices, we can't stop counting the ways to make our literary lives better.
18 Ways to Cope
Stephaie Gayle shares a long of list of survival tips for introverted writers facing The Next Giant Conference.
Last month we were feeling all the feels at the DeadDarlings office. The ups and downs of hope. The agony of waiting for replies. Awkward conversations and high praise. Here's to the ride...and using it all to improve your character(s).
The Lightside of Dark
Julie Carrick Dalton helps us look Through the Eyes of an Antagonist.
Nothing ain't worth nothing, but it's free. Nealy 50 musicians have recorded that line and the rest of the classic country hit "Me and Bobby McGee." From Kris Kristofferson, who co-wrote it, to Janis Joplin, who made it famous, along with Johnny Cash, Olivia Newton-John, The Greatful Dead and Pink; each artist made it their own. This past month at DeadDarlings we had to turn away from the political speeches and turn up the Joplin to find that spirit of freedom, diversity and love.
It's a few weeks into the official start of summer and here at the DeadDarlings office we're already declaring a do-over. Take back your sunburns, your hangovers and those pesky mosquito bites. Look back through the shadows at what could have or should have been.
Kelly Ford revisits her advice for writing GLBTQ characters in the wake of the Pulse night club bombing.