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“Did you hear that?” The Dead Darlings offices were filled with sound this month. Whether it was the productive click-clack of keys, the scratching of pen to paper or those voices in our heads – we picked up some rhythm and wrote these posts:

Listen to the beat

In Love and Its Representations in Literature Sharissa Jones explains how a syllabus full of love her get at the heart of her writing life while Bonnie Waltch juggled synonyms in Everyday Expressions of Emotion & Other Wearisome, Well-Worn Words 

Speak up

Michele Ferrari compares her experience with live story-telling to novel-writing in Confessions of a Story Slam Winner while Kelly Robertson inspires the introverted among us to leave the comfort of our desks and make friends in An Introverted Writer’s Take on Confidence.

Boogie down

Louise Berliner danced The-Getting-to-the-Ending-Brain-Hurts Rag instead of finishing her manuscript (we’ve all been there) while The Queen of the Night author Alexander Chee explained the operatic drama driving is latest novel in an interview with Michelle Hoover. 

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